I’m an Emerson junkie AND (note I didn’t say but here) I’m not sure I agree with this quote from him. What do you think? Is life lost while we’re waiting?
I think waiting is an important part of life. There are so many times I wish I had THE answer – THE DEFINITIVE YES or THE DEFINITIVE NO. Those definitives often don’t happen for me. And the older I get, the more I’m learning that there IS a third option – THE DEFINITIVE WAIT.
For me, waiting is an active option – an active choice. It’s the gap between what was and what’s next. Waiting is what is.
It’s not always easy though. Waiting can be full of anxiety, frustration and fear. When those gremlins try to sit beside me in the waiting room, I try to find a new seat beside hope, willingness and trust. If I can’t spot them easily, I look harder. Maybe they’ve gone to get some coffee. They’ll be back.
What’s it like for you in the waiting room?