Waiting in Line
Sometimes it’s the mundane and ordinary things in life that help illuminate the connections between the spiritual and physical worlds. One of those ordinary things that we share is the unfortunate event called waiting.
I’ve noticed that I have spent a lot of time waiting in my life. I’m not talking just about waiting in line at the grocery store, or sitting at a red light. I’m talking about bigger things like waiting to save enough money, waiting to stop working, or waiting for my children to grow up. One focus of mine in the past several years, instead of waiting for these big things to end, has been spending more time enjoying them.
If you sit still for a few moments and feel the world around you, expand your senses to feel everything around you, you can begin to feel the very slow movement of life. In this vast movement, are currents of journeys that we have taken, or that maybe we will take.
It’s important to pay attention to these journeys, to feel the flow of the currents, and to ride them within their larger movement. If we lose sight of our journeys we get lost in the mundane grocery store line, and lost in the red lights without seeing the whole picture.
A picture that encompasses and embraces the spiritual world we all seek.
By Russell Suereth
You can listen to this spiritual reflection in the episode Rollright Stones Saved by Timelord / Master Hospice Practitioner Karen Wyatt / Waiting in Line on Apple Podcasts, on Google Play Music, or on the Spiritual Fizz website.
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