Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Post 523 : Go with the flow....

(I am in a preachy mood today...thats what a hospital does to makes you pontificate!!)

Waiting outside a surgery room teaches you a lot of basic values. There are these folks who run every 15 mins and hope to see an update, and then are people like me who just sit and blog. My rationale, I dont control much, so I had rather go with the flow.

I am a staunch believer of the zen riddle "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" holds the answers to most of life's problems which are connected to "waiting" or patience.

My interpretation is, whether you there or not, whether a sound is made or not, whether a tree fell or not, "I" will only get to know when I am supposed to know it, when I get close to the event. So why try and so a depth-first think through of all end points associated with the event.

Go slow with the event, time will unravel itself when and if it has to. If you are waiting outside a docs clinic, he will meet you when he is supposed to meet you, no matter how much you fret or harass the receptionist.

I see numerous examples where people cause themselves and others angst just because they want to know the event as it happens, not when the event wants to reveal itself to you.

I often get tired, hungry and thristy waiting for things, but never really frustrated, because I really believe that the event will reveal itself when its supposed to, not when we want it to. Wait for the dance and play to unfold, hurrying does not help in this case at all.

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