26 Jan 07
It’s not easy getting out of the old mindset. I was never a particularly rushy person, but this morning, when the bus driver decided to get off the bus for five minutes for no apparent reason, I found myself starting to get annoyed. “What have you got off for?” I found myself thinking. As well as, “Come on, you’re making us late!”
And then I stopped.
Calmed my thoughts.
The bus driver was having some idle time (I presume). Which meant I could have five minutes of idle time. Which meant, on account of the fact that I would get into work five minutes late, that my working day would be five minutes shorter. No one would lose out. We would only gain. The universe – the God of Idleness – had thrown me a gift… a precious gift… of five extra minutes of time, where I had to do nothing but sit and be.
Thank you, bus driver!