Monday, December 29, 2014
We sing, "These are the special times...".
We seem to live for them. The special times. Christmas. Other holidays. Vacation times.
We live from peak event to peak event, from one bright moment to the next.
We don't know how to live in ordinary time---the in-between time.
WAITING is the in-between time.
Football season just ended. We are WAITING for baseball season to begin.
We seem to feel that life doesn't happen while we wait.
We don't know how to act in ordinary time, the in-between time.
We act like life isn't happening NOW---it's only happening in the future.
Life is calling for us to be in the moment, this season---now.
When we learn to wait we learn that life is packed in the MOMENT.
T. S. Eliot was right when he wrote that there is, "a lifetime burning in every moment."
We need to stop straining and struggling and simply let life unfold.
There is so much wonderful life packed in the MOMENT!