“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” -John Lennon
The world can wait.
When we are living lives, free of fresh trauma, daily health concerns, terminal illness and/or shattering pain, we need to realize how flexible, how malleable our lives truly our in each moment.
How much choice we truly have.
Really, choice remains regardless of our circumstances.
But we often fail to realize how much we take our choice for granted when we don’t have an overwhelming situation guiding our every move and choice.
Understanding that choice changes everything.
When we can shadow our lives just long enough to see how incredible choice is, how magical freedom is, how blessed our lives really are, then we understand that the world can wait.
The world can wait on you to answer the flood of emails while you soak your feet in an Epsom herbal bath & paint your toenails black.
The world can wait for you to tidy up the kitchen while you run around in the dark, under the waxing moon, with your kids.
The world can wait for you to read a tangible, pageable book while you shut down the electromagnetic waves of your smartphone/laptop for awhile.
To live your life instead of peeking into the lives of others far too often.
The world can wait while you step outside, snuggle a loved one or take a nap.
The world can wait for you to live your life instead of meeting the demands of everyone else’s life.
Instead of you warming your worth by what you do.
The world can wait for your while you choose wants over ‘shoulds’.
The world will wait for you to self nourish yourself because nourishing yourself is actually the least selfish thing you can do.
Sometimes life can make you feel like a bursting abdomen that ate far too much bread.
There’s so much freaking stuff we want to do, need to do, desire to do…
Our lives are insanely full, even if most of that fullness lives in our heads and hearts.
Our lives thread along the seam of fragility.
Our time is not infinite in the form we live within now.
We must walk the razors edge of now and later, priority and postpone, this or that.
The world can wait.
But our lives won’t.
We must learn to navigate this tricky threshold and choose between what matters now and what can wait.
Here’s a lil’ thing I’ve taken on from the classic The Artist’s Way to help pilot the things I know can wait; yet, don’t want to be dismissed.
The God’s Got It file.
Now, before you let your panties slide up your butt thinking I’ve gone religious here on my blog, I haven’t. Not even a dollop.
Yet, I believe fully in the power of something much larger than myself, in the governing force of life, God’s and Goddesses, energy, magic, serendipity, diving timing, divinity, spirit, soul…
The God’s Got It file is the place on my desk that holds all my random bits of paper and index cards with the eons of thoughts that pass through this eager and dreamy mind of mine.
I put it there, I let it go, I trust, I let the world hold it.
The world will wait for us to get to it.
But it won’t wait for us to live our lives now.
Happy Samhain & Happy Halloween,