What does your waiting room look like?

I get to permission to see many folks’ waiting rooms. The place where they go to wait for more money, for the kids to get older, to lose weight, to wait prior to giving something up, for a conflict to subside, to get credentials, to get fit, for just the ‘perfect moment’ etc. etc. It is the place where we take up residence when we think that we need to ‘be somewhere’ in our lives, or have ‘something’ in our lives before we can move on and live it.

Once a client is aware of the fact they are in a waiting room I ask them to describe their waiting room to me. I have been shown very cold sterile rooms with no windows, very comfortable almost plush ones where, to the occupier, it would almost seem wreckless to leave. I have seen rooms full of books that ‘have’ to be read before leaving and I have seen rooms with all sorts of bad 70’s wallpaper, uncomfortable chairs, bad lighting and smelly carpets. They can be lonely places, with the occupier being the only one present and sometimes they hold couples who twiddle their thumbs or whole families or teams of people, all busily occupying themselves – waiting.

The majority of the waiting rooms do have doors, some are more prevalent than others and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and weights with various locks, bolts, sliding mechanisms and pivots, but before moving toward that door or even considering what is on the other side it is really useful to notice how our particular waiting room makes us feel and what its function is in our life.

Did we choose to come here to be safe? To avoid failure? To avoid conflict? To stop spending money? What does it feel like now we are here? Is it working for us?
Many folks will tell me that they didn’t in fact choose their waiting room at all, they just found themselves there and now that they look around, they are not at all convinced of the benefits of being here. Now it’s time for that door.

What do we think is on the other side of the door? The rest of our life, yes, but what specifically might we find if we just took a peek or stood in the threshold? What is possible when we give ourselves the opportunity to look beyond the waiting room?

I rarely ask people to cross the threshold of their waiting room back into their life; once they have taken a good look at what their waiting room looks like and realize how they feel about it, they do it themselves, sometimes leaping, sometimes taking a baby step, and even if there is still some fear present, their steps forward are usually accompanied with a smile or sigh of relief.

What does your waiting room look like?
Candice

© The Red Barn Cooperative – Working together to nourish lives
A Red Barn Coaching initiative http://www.redbarncoaching.com

Would you like to read about nourishment in all its guises twice a week? We issue ‘Nourishing Conversations’ to our subscribers every Monday and Thursday, click here to subscribe by email or if you prefer to use an RSS reader you will find the orange chicklet below..

Advertisements

18 Responses to “What does your waiting room look like?”


  1. 1 why cant i get pregnant April 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice even as you amend your website, how could
    i subscribe for a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.

    I had been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vivid clear concept

  2. 2 credit check com April 28, 2013 at 8:40 am

    It is absolutely simpler over a lot of men and women believe.
    The built quality on the XPS is also a solid one with aluminum carbon chassis, giving it a sturdy,
    premium look. The version of Windows on my tablet pc is Windows XP and
    there is no difference between it and the PC that I don’t use anymore.

  3. 3 cameras.about.com April 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

    3 maximum aperture, fixed lens mount, auto focus features, 2.
    Some people will rely on transferring data between flash drives and their home computers, or
    sending what they wish to have printed to a proxy,
    such as Fed – Ex. Make sure you get a decent resolution LCD
    with any camera in this category.

  4. 4 exchange mail filtering May 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

    While waiting for help, the homeowner may call their insurance provider to inform them
    of the problem and inquire if it’s part of the coverage. If you find that the area immediately around your house is very damp, you can add a gravel and limestone border, which will help with drainage. The irritants in the home that can trigger asthma are a lot; cigarette smoke, perfumes, aerosol sprays, fumes from cleaning products and paints.

  5. 5 drug abuse and treatment May 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    whoah this weblog is excellent i love reading your
    posts. Stay up the great work! You know, many individuals
    are hunting round for this info, you can help them greatly.

  6. 6 lycc.ie May 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    It also allows you to capture & store videos while you are out for a tour or picnic with
    friends. This gadget is one of the best buys around if you are looking for the cheapest Internet tablets.
    Being a computer and laptop manufacturer,
    the company jumped in tablet PC market soon after they came into market.

  7. 7 Alejandro May 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    It is absolutely simpler over a lot of men and women believe.
    There are many new applications available for you to download within the market.
    The version of Windows on my tablet pc is Windows XP and there
    is no difference between it and the PC that I don’t use anymore.

  8. 8 Hotel In San Diego May 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Whether enjoying a little league, high school, college or major league baseball
    game, fans should remember these important items before leaving for the
    ballpark. ” and for the duration of the take, (s)he is an audience member sitting in the theatre or their couch at home. The sale for Samsung Galaxy S has reached 10 millionth mark, thus making it the most successful Android smartphone so far.

  9. 9 Aimee May 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

    The rate of return against cost rises to 70% if the homeowner does the job herself,
    although the work often requires a level of expertise that is beyond the ability of
    most do-it-yourselfers. If you find that the
    area immediately around your house is very damp, you can add a gravel and limestone border, which will help with
    drainage. However, installing a bathroom in a basement that hasn’t already been stubbed for a bathroom can be very difficult and costly.

  10. 10 elder abuse lawyer May 16, 2013 at 11:04 am

    So you only have to remember one single master password
    or select the key file to unlock the whole database.
    Some people will rely on transferring data between flash drives and their
    home computers, or sending what they wish to have printed
    to a proxy, such as Fed – Ex. The Fujifilm Fine – Pix x100 is generally considered a professional
    compact rangefinder camera.

  11. 11 orlando rental cars May 19, 2013 at 3:06 am

    excellent put up, very informative. I ponder why the opposite specialists of
    this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing.
    I am confident, you have a great readers’ base already!

  12. 12 los angeles rental cars May 22, 2013 at 12:04 am

    This will get rid of the built up odours and leave everything clean and smelling fresh.

    Also be aware that any indoor pet, such as a cat or dog, may want to drink from your pond and then find
    himself a healthy treat in the process. One popular bathroom fixture today
    that many interior decorators and home owners use is a shower bath.

  13. 13 online degree business schools May 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Basically, everywhere where there are lots of people or items that need to be cooled can
    benefit from one of the portable air conditioning units available.
    You can put a dehumidifier to keep the moisture out of
    the air so it will not affect your things and your home.
    The odor can smell like moldy must or worse than that.

  14. 14 osmanlı June 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file
    to unlock the whole database. You can use your jammer to prevent them from sending and getting communication by
    suggests of their cell phones. Since it is an HD radio, it produces clear treble and bass tones,
    and has static radio reception.

  15. 15 high interest rate accounts June 7, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Hi there, yeah this piece of writing is actually nice and I
    have learned lot of things from it concerning blogging.
    thanks.

  16. 16 Lorraine June 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    It’s going to be end of mine day, except before finish I am reading this great paragraph to improve my experience.

  17. 17 amounts of calcium magnesium zinc supplement July 18, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Many headaches are a result from not enough water in the
    body. The majority of dieters want to see weight loss instantly and will use every resource initially to lose this weight.
    You should however ensure that your foods do not contain
    unhealthy fat since this is the major reason as to why very many people are
    obese.

  18. 18 Wanda July 31, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Pregnancy is a life-changing thing, and many women are initially dubious – whether through excitement or denial – about whether or
    not they are actually pregnant. But sometimes it seems like it’s not helping us at all. Having a D & C is the easiest way for you to recover and the quickest way for you to get back to getting pregnant again.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s





%d bloggers like this: