Thursday, 7 August 2014

Everyone's Waiting

I have just got home from our Chritian Meditation group and on the way home I listened to one of my favourite Missy Higgins songs, "Everyone's Waiting". Written in a completely different context to my own, nevertheless it rang bells of truth. The lyrics are as follows.

I know all the lines to say
The part I’m expected to play
But in the reflection I am worlds away

As I put my costume on
Eyelashes one by one
Been doing this so long I can tie the knot
Behind my back

And everyone’s waiting
But it’s getting harder to hear what my heart is saying
Cos everyone’s waiting

"Just swallow and breathe," she says,
"Remember this ain’t for you it’s for them
And all of those painful lessons you’ve had to learn
You gotta use them now or never"

Cos everyone’s waiting
But it’s getting harder to hear
What my heart keeps saying
Turn it off, I wanna turn it all off

When everyone’s waiting
It makes it harder to hear what my heart keeps saying
Turn it off, I wanna turn it all off

But everyone’s waiting
I hear that answers appear when you just stand still
But make it all, how do you make it all stop
When everyone’s waiting?
Everyone's waiting.

Our Christian Meditation group is an opportunity each week to find that space to just be still for a short time. It never seems to be long enough and there is always the reality that everyone is waiting on the other side. Waiting for an email, waiting for a phone call, waiting for dinner, waiting for help with homework, waiting for the Sunday service, waiting, waiting waiting. The demands of life will always be waiting. There are times when we just have to get on with it, put the costume on, swallow and breathe. But there are also times when we need to say, 'Yes, everyone's waiting and they can wait a little longer."

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