The Waiting LineBy
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Welcome, to the “Waiting Line”. It’s a place of hope, a place of anxiety, a place of possibility, of disappointment. It’s a place where time seems to pass slowly, and yet progress is taking place. It’s a place where whatever is about to happen, is just one step closer, but not quite there.
I love this picture of the waiting line, because of the drastic view of the child, separated from the line, fully clothed and walking in the opposite direction. When did we all get ‘in line’ in life anyway? When we decide the way we would live life was waiting…rather than experiencing?
How does it feel to be ‘in the waiting line’?
At the grocery store, in the 10 items or less line with someone ahead of you who has 2 items?
No, wait… Make that 12 items. How does that feel?
How does it feel to be ‘in the waiting line’?
At the ticket counter about to board a plane.
No, wait! A boat.
A vacation to a destination you’ve wanted to go for so long.
No, wait… Make that a business trip.
Wait… wait… wait! Another, business trip to someplace you don’t want to go to… Again.
Drudgery. Leaving your family. Sleeping in some hard hotel bed.
WAAAAIT!!! Change that. Make it a family trip. To see people you haven’t seen for a long time.
People you want to see and build memories with.
Ooooo wait… People you have to see, an obligation trip ….because they are, family.
How does it feel …
Waiting in line at the movie theatre, about to see a movie you didn’t choose.
No, wait…make that a movie you’ve been anticipating for months.
In line, waiting to get on your favorite ride at Disney?
WOW WAIT! Your CHILD’S favorite ride.
In line, during the heat of summer.
No, wait. In the cool air of fall. Of Spring?
There are a lot of reasons to take…pause, and change perspective. Does this make the wait any better?
You didn’t get there by surprise; that “Waiting Line” you are in. You prepared to get there. You partook in conversations. You took steps. You had time filled with emotions and times of being very awake. And there were times you were in ‘autopilot’, where perhaps it just felt like you ended up there.
For any line you are in, there is a building-up. And then for a moment…you cross over…the line.
No, wait. For just a moment…there was…no…line. It was the moment where anticipation breaks, and through you go into ‘the moment’, the experience you’d been waiting for.
Does life’s meaning wait…for that, those, single moments?
As you accomplish one thing or another, finally, you are no longer waiting. You get to move on. For good or bad…the tension is resolved…you break through to the other side.
And then before you know it. You are right back ….
We are always in line. Life can be terribly frustrating if our perspective is that we are truly alive ONLY when we are getting to the other side….What if TRUE life is found in both in line and when break through the transaction to the other side? Maybe, life IS as much where you spend time before, and after, ‘the transaction’…. Before that tension is resolved and you are on “the other side”. Those moments of building up and planning, and shifting; moments of hope and disappointment, and yes… even waiting.
Like the child in the picture…life doesn’t have to be a waiting line. You can step-out at any moment…AND enjoy the line. Afterall, this is YOUR life line.
To find out more…to find out HOW…keep reading.
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Life happens in all those little moments, while we are moving towards life’s next “transaction”. Think of all the things we DO while we are in line…. In line we contemplate meaning. In line we figure out where we are going and what we want to have happen when we get there. We move to a faster line… We encounter new things we might not pay attention to if we were not slowed down to wait… In line we contemplate what’s next… we decide a path… we interact… we choose what line to jump into after we’ve reached the destination at the end of this line. The fact of the matter is that the “Waiting Line” is as much a part of the destination as the breakthrough transaction is….
This line of yours it is YOUR LIFE LINE. It holds who you choose to be while you go through life. That choice is what gives each of our lives meaning.
Guess what! …no one is in front of you or behind you on YOUR line… There is no cashier at YOUR counter with the light clearly lit that says how much you can or cannot have. There is no rule that says you can’t cut in line or that you have to pay the price some random cash register tally’s up for you to pay. You don’t have to line up straight or be quiet or even just stand there in any particular way.. you can walk in the other direction at any time. YOU GET TO TAKE what you want out of your line…. Zig zag… wind around… Make YOUR Line any way you want. Or stand there and take it all in.
This moment in your line will never be again… The last moment in line is what it is… the next moment will be here before you know it. What do you want each moment in your line to look like? Who are YOU CHOOSING to be in YOUR Life?
Start by answering these questions for yourself:
• Are you on autopilot?
• Are you sweating in the heat of the moment?
• Are you antsy?
• Do you WANT to be in the line you are in?
• Are you thrilled with the joy you bring to others in your life?
• Are you excited about what you chose to jump into?
Get clear about it! Whatever you do… get this really straight for YOU!
Even if you don’t work with me I WANT YOU TO GET THIS FOR YOU! Find a way!
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Clarify what you want next in your life and together we can create the steps to get you there.
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