Do you ever feel restless, like you are just waiting for some type of change to happen? Do you ever feel like you want to do something more meaningful with your life or just want to feel differently than you do now?
If so, I have good news and bad news. The good news is, you’re not alone! The feeling of being disconnected, or just the slight sensation that not everything is as it should be, is a universal human experience. The bad news is, there is nothing you can do to fix it. Even if some exciting event were to take place in your life, afterwards you would just be back in the old familiar waiting stage.
The amount of time spent experiencing those pivotal life moments that are tangible and obvious pales in comparison to the waiting period. There is more good news of course! You can stop waiting. To the mind that would seem an impossible task. After all, it has so many thoughts about the future that it is waiting for, a future that will never come, because when it does it will no longer be the future, it will be the purgatory of the present. That is the mind’s view of life.
To stop waiting means to stop asking your mind for permission to experience the reality of your present moment. To stop waiting means to allow yourself to feel what happens when you become present and take away the momentum of your attention from the never ending thought ticker playing across the screen of your consciousness.
It may feel uncomfortable sometimes, but that is only the initial experience of the new layers you’re reaching as you delve just below the surface of your present moment experience. Much like Harry, Ron, and Hermione had to let go and relax as they were being strangled by Devil’s Snare in order to make their way through to the sorcerer’s stone, there is more than the prickly uncomfortable surface experience.
Next time you feel out of alignment with your highest potential take a deep breath, lean into the initial uncomfortable feeling as you come into the present moment, and settle into what is real. In this simple and transformative video Eckhart Tolle puts it much more eloquently: