Here’s a thought I’d like to share
Things I have to do today…</b> <b>Breathe in. Breathe out.
This week has been packed with decisions that needed to be made, conceptualizing that had to be done, tasks that had to be accomplished and events that had to be attended. And then there was also all the “usual stuff” in my life – work, family, laundry, dogs, etc. ”Okay, fine!” ”I can do that.” And as I go about “doing,” I start forgetting that I don’t get to control the unfolding of the Universe. I start directing outcomes. I set my jaw and attack each thing so as to “get it done and finished!” I do amazingly complex mental gymnastics around figuring it all out. I’m keeping all the plates spinning and juggling all the balls all at the same time. The world is now squarely on my shoulders! “I’ll carry it. I can do it. Don’t worry, I’ve got it. You can thank me later, right now I just have to make sure the world doesn’t fall. It’s a big responsibility, but somebody has to do it.” Needless to say, the Universe has a very different take on this situation. And, as it always does, it offers me an opportunity to learn for myself – again – that I, Augusta Kantra, do not get to or have to control the unfolding of the Universe. I wake up this morning with a crick in my neck <i>(probably from that heavy world I’ve been carrying!)</i> and I’m just tired. I’m done! I sit back and throw my hands in the air – which, given the stiff neck, makes me wince. I decide to just step back, take a deep breath and look at things with new eyes. It’s at this point that my vision begins to clear. I smile as I recognize how much I was trying to control what <i>is</i> rather than trying to see it, work with it and use the energy of its unfolding. Nothing really needed my “fixing.” Nothing was really broken. In the stepping back, I could let go. In the letting go, I could breathe and realign myself with the flow that is “life.” The dam I had built and was using all my strength to hold up, didn’t need to be there at all. Ahhhhh…. Thank you crick! Thank you Universe. I still have lots to do. Who doesn’t? But my most important tasks – Breathe in. Breathe out.
Wishing you gentle reminders to breathe fully.
Originally Published January 21, 2011by