|taken by Mr.Domdom|
Life is short. This is why we hate waiting. We think it is wasted time. We think that with this time we could do something more useful. In fact your capacity to wait is equal with your capacity to be alone with yourself. Because this is what it comes down to. The time you are given is a gift and either you use it to gain peace over your mind or you use it to distract yourself from your own thoughts. Or to be all Alanis Morissette: "Why are you so petrified of silence? Here, can you handle this? .... Did you think about your bills, your ex, your deadlines or when you think you´re gonna die? Or did you long for the next distraction?" Waiting puts you on hold.
|Mr.DomDom sipping his jasmine tea.|
You have to make use of this time. Breathe. Look around. You are part of this moment on this planet and nobody ever can bring it back to you. We have a saying here in Austria that goes: "So jung kommen wir nimma zam." meaning something like "We will never meet this young again." Embrace this very moment, it´s the only thing you´ve got. Don´t run away from it and hide within distraction. This often happens to me when I am close to an energy burnout. I just can´t stop obsessing about work. Sometimes in an unhealthy way and this is when I really do enjoy waiting.
|I like the sound of footsteps. Ballerinas on the ground.|
When you wait, that is actually the time when nobody wants anything from you. You are already occupied with waiting. See it like this way: You can either wait until the train arrives at the place where you need to get off or you could simply enjoy the ride.
Sometimes waiting is the only time you get to enjoy with yourself at all. Your mind might be spinning around, but remember: your soul is always at rest.
5 things I am thankful for today:
- the jasmine tea we get at our favorite chinese foods restaurant is sooo delicious
- taking a hot shower in the morning
- dreaming that I wore a fuzzy pink pullover. Somewhat disappointed that I don´t own it in real life. :(
- Vanilla Diamond is growing to be little purring cuddle monster.
- Futo Maki. I adore big avocado rolls.