So often I allow
myself to be touched by the hussle and bustle of the outer world, that
even waiting times--which are precious times of relaxation--become a
challenge where I feel stressed.
It is seven in
the morning and I sit in a Starbucks Café while waiting for my car to be
serviced at the nearby car dealer. I use this quiet time as a meditative
fun time even though people enter the coffee bar ad infinitum. I am
nestled in a comfortable easy chair, the only one in the bar,
introspectively watching the show of my thoughts. I am sitting in this
charming café while happily sailing through many dimensions of time and
My movie presents
all types of waiting scenes flashing vividly through my mind. I see
myself standing in line at a grocery store--rushed, but mostly
entertained by children and people around me. I observe my attitude
while waiting in line to buy a ticket in expectation for a special show,
or waiting for a train or an airplane. I am aware of me driving down the
freeway and being endlessly blocked by whatsoever reason, I created it
so. Other events show up in my mind: some exciting happy winter holidays
in the mountains as I glide over the white velvet hills arriving all too
soon at the bottom. Ready, once again, to go up with the ski lift--but
waiting, waiting, endlessly waiting for my turn.
In relation to
waiting times, I remember an event in a doctor’s office. The waiting
room was packed with people. After more than two hours I was finally
called in. I naturally complained to the doctor about this
inconvenience. Un-touched by my attitude, the doctor knowingly
responded: You see Mrs Jermini, my patients use any waiting time to
relax in preparation to their visit. You too had time to slow down and
think happy positive thoughts about your body before you came to see me.
I felt humiliated
by this young doctor’s wise words which demonstrated more metaphysical
wisdom than I could have imagined.
It is true, my
divine whispered in me. I always made waiting time in a doctor’s office
as my special creative time. In it I would think positively about my
body. I would put a definite cause in motion that every organ, action
and function of my body is expressing its original purity and
integrity. What I did spontaneously was the positive self awareness,
There are so many
opportunities in life where I give myself the chance to learn to wait,
to relax and pray.
While I sip my
tasty Starbuck coffee I am peace and see many peaceful people enter the
café patiently waiting in line--just for a peaceful relaxing cup of
coffee shop exudes a calm frien-dliness so each person steps
forward in a serene stillness. Whatever their happy attitude is, it may
be just in expectation of a special cup of coffee or is it the
outgoingness of the charming young Asian girl whose loving
service touches each client?
I proudly give
myself credit as creator of this morning moment in a Star- bucks coffee
bar, Waiting for my car, I create joyously!
take charge. I use my waiting time as an exciting innovative time--a
time of deliberately thinking my thoughts about me, my world and every
person in it and in this bar. I had fun in my waiting time. I am ready
for any waiting time--re-membering that waiting time means relaxing
time. I relax and go within, undisturbed by the outer. I am ME and all
is in divine order. This is the password for making waiting times,
uplifting creative times--it depends on my ATTITUDE.
-Dr Ellen Jermini