Have you ever noticed how you look or grab for something to fill the space anytime you have to wait? Have you ever been waiting – for someone else – at home – or in an office – and not reached for something to do?
Allowing the space for empty-time, with nothing to do – gives you the opportunity to use waiting time to explore what is – what is happening around you and within you, with gentle, open, curiosity – not judging, not criticizing – just noticing, just breathing. Noticing thought, noticing breath, noticing the feel of your chair, and the ground beneath your feet. Noticing the sounds around you, and not needing to do anything, you may find an unexpected gift in the waiting time you have often dreaded – a moment of peace in the midst of an otherwise busy, stressful day. Simply sitting or stranding in line with nothing else to do but being aware of what is.
Remembering awareness is a gift to your self and others. Please take care.