“You wouldn’t drive your car down the road by looking in the rear-view mirror. Why do you drive your life that way?”… Susanne
So … what happened in the headlines this week? (This my nod to “looking back” … 😉 … which works best for me when I’m brief and get the general gist of things rather than get mired down in the details.) With that in mind here’s my summary: There’s been a lot of posturing and foot stamping … a ton of clinging-to-the-same-old-same-old … and the usual variety of denial of past control and/or abuse issues. Mother Nature continues to exhibit her less than happy side in the form of erupting volcanoes, deep freezes, droughts and whacking big and wet storm fronts. And … the financial markets are pretty much falling-down cranky. On the up side … yes there actually is an upside … beautiful children continue to grace us with their presence … parents are learning to be more loving & interactive … people are generally remembering how to live more compassionate lives … and a great many of us are now walking our own unique paths through the world.
Like everybody else I live in the world … and stuff happens. But I have noticed that if I immerse myself in the Stuff-of-the-World then I tend to get kind of lost there. If I get lost in other people’s stuff then I don’t have any energy … or clarity … to heal up my own triggers, fears and resistances. And then … I’m not much good for anybody … or anything. A really close, late friend once told me: “If you’re stuck at the bottom of a well and I climb down there to console you then we’re both stuck. It’s better if I provide help from the top so we can both end up in the sunshine.” She understood that spending all of her time peering into either her own … or someone else’s “well” … was the equivalent of driving forward whilst looking backwards … and that just wasn’t for her. What a wise Wendy she was.
Life has taught me that Being-stuck-in-Misery … (aka Being-stuck-in-the-well) … is actually a two-sided coin … and on the flip side is Focusing on/Anticipating-the-Good-Stuff. Miss Perky, Ms. Sunshine & I like that side! We have the flipping of said coin … so that it lands happy side up 99% of the time … almost down to a fine art. We’re getting to be so predictable that the Celestial Gaming Commission has been checking us out to make sure that we don’t have a loaded coin. Life laughed and laughed … because It knows that … of course we do. It knows … and we have learned … that as long as we are looking forward with anticipation … holding the intention of a bright tomorrow in our Hearts and focusing on the good-stuff arriving we can’t lose. Looks like the good times are about to roll. 🙂
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone