When Waiting Becomes Breathing

 

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There are times in our life when we have to wait, whether we like it or not.

We may be in a line, stuck in traffic, or on a school bench, waiting for a career.

We may be at work, waiting for the day to end so we can return home.

We may be in a hospital, waiting for life to resume.

We may even be waiting for a date under the shadows of unease.

How do we wait?

Do we fiddle with our phone, tap our foot, roll our hair around our finger?

Do we sigh?

Do we look at the person next to us and roll our eyes?

Is that a good way to wait?

Life’s made up of too many moments of waiting for us to be impatient with them.

Sometime it’s good for life to slow down:

Every moment of waiting is an opportunity to relax,

Even in a traffic jam or in a bad sort of line.

In those moments you can remind yourself you are breathing.

It’s like being on a peaceful swing on a warm evening inside you.

When waiting becomes breathing,

breathing makes waiting good.

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The Benefits of Being a High-School Dropout

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  1. You get tough (or die)
  2. You don’t have to hunt for jobs because you know nobody is going to hire you anyway (not that you want to be hired)
  3. You don’t have to worry that your retirement pension won’t be enough (because you won’t be getting any)
  4. You can blog about it and sound cool
  5. You can question the order of things, of society, of yourself and in your struggle for meaning reach some conclusion which can transform you into a person apart (or a madman)
  6. You don’t have to update your CV twice a year because you don’t even need a CV
  7. Women are impressed to hear that you are a high-school dropout and a writer at the same time (not that it comes to anything)
  8. You can go through life without having to work 9 to 5 or to be startled awake by the alarm clock
  9. You can give your best hours to the things you most enjoy doing (provided that you are smart enough to earn a living in your spare hours)
  10. You can go back to school when the time is right, with a new understanding of the value of education, and the determination to study something you believe in

New Year Resolutions, Or Not

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This is the time of year when we write resolutions and set goals. But how many of us make it a priority this year to become kind instead of rich, generous instead of well-traveled? Continue reading