LARGE SCALE WAITING: A STATE OF MIND

“Are you a habitual waiter? How much of your life do you spend waiting?

What I call “small-scale waiting” is waiting in line at the post office, in a traffic jam, at the airport, or waiting for someone to arrive, to finish work, and so on.

However, “large scale waiting” is waiting for the next vacation, for a better job, for the children to grow up for a truly meaningful relationship, for success, to make money, to be important, to become enlightened. It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.

Waiting is a state of mind. Basically, it means that you want the future; you don’t want the present. You don’t want what you’ve got, and you want what you haven’t got. With every kind of waiting, you unconsciously create inner conflict between your here and now, where you don’t want to be, and the projected future, where you want to be. This greatly reduces the quality of your life by making you lose the present.”

Book: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

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