The Frustrations of life.
I’ve been ill these past couple of days. I’m not after sympathy, so please, none required. Nobody would choose to be ill. Nobody wants to be ill but there I was, all ill and stuff.
This morning I needed to pop out. 99% of the time I would walk but the cold was too much for my chest so I chose good old-fashioned wheel power.
The car battery was dead 💀
“That’s inconvenient” I mused.
Grabbed my tool kit, proceeded to remove the battery with all the grace of a baboon and started to charge it up.
Why do I share this with you?
Years ago this would have set me off in to an angry rage 🤬😡
Kicking and screaming I would have blamed everyone and everything.
Nobody would have gotten away unblamed. The kid at school who stole my chocolate bar when I was 7. The girl who turned me down at 15. The bank loan I wasn’t approved for at 27 and so on and so on .....
and here is the kicker .......
THINGS GO WRONG!
It’s not a personal attack. There is no blame to be dished out. No anger required.
All we need to do is decide on how we react and move forward. How to carry on with the great flow of life.
That’s not to say things don’t bug me, they do!
But through mindfulness and meditation I decide on how much, how little, when and where I want to direct my energy.
Next time life happens to you. Don’t judge it. Don’t look to dish out blame.
Just reach for your toolkit and simply ...... deal with it 🙏