"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience" Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing like watching the clock while at work. It is completely discouraging and draining. Every hour that passes feels longer than the last. I scroll through my entire IG timeline. I check my FB notifications. I read through my emails. I've done everything except work. I then look through pictures of my bubbly baby and wish I could be at home with him instead of here in this cube.
The beginning is difficult. All we envision is the future...future success, future achievements, future happiness. The hardest part is not knowing how long we must endure this moment in our lives that feel like forever.
How many years must you work in this 9 to 5? How many years must you maintain an entry level position until you can move-on to greater things. How long will you work for someone that doesn't know your name but sees you more like a disposable budget? How much longer will your paychecks give you just enough each month and never more than enough to spare?
It's all about:
When will this happen?
When will this change?
When will this go away?
But when is the piece that needs to be forgotten. When is the piece that is least important. It is easy to speed through time in your mind. But no matter how far down the line you envision, six months from now, a year from now, three years from now, time will move as it may. The life you want to live has to start now and not a second later.
If you want to increase your income, ask for a raise, apply to another position whether or not you’re qualified, monetize a hobby part time, have a yard sell and get rid of the unwanted things in your life. If you want to live in a more aesthetically pleasing environment, paint a room, hang-up pictures, rearrange your furniture.
It’s not about waiting for the things you want in your life to happen. It’s about making them happen wherever you are. And as you integrate all the things you want in the future right now, you start to see it become part the present.
I am a sole believer that the more of what you put in your life, the more that it will come into your life. If you allow drama into your life, the more drama will follow you. If you increase frustration in your day, the more frustration will take hold of you. On the other hand, the more peace you practice, the more peace will find you. The more love you give yourself, the more love you will receive from others.
The world has a way of knowing exactly what you want by listening to what you choose to keep in your life. Plant the seed of what you want in life and allow time to enhance each and every one of your desires.
But remember, a seed must be sown in order for it to grow. Sow your seeds now, not later.