My life lesson this fortnight has been patience and staying hopeful. Both are a big part of my present; I'm planting seeds and working to grow something that can't be forced and must simply be tended and left to thrive at its rate. I'm basically pretty pragmatic but a bit of a hopeful optimist at heart, so I'm really needing to tap into that spirit as time passes.
And as I like to remind, we get the messages large and small, loud and quiet, gross and subtle. Thus, in the midst of watching and observing and participating in my own transition towards that which is still unclear, I can feel the reminders, daily!
Because I'm really only suffering from 1st World Problems (I will eat today and know where I'm sleeping tonight), I've got to keep it in perspective. I'm blessed to be able to even share these thoughts with y'all and I'm doing it from a nice side street, sitting in my dead car, waiting for a tow.
Yup, for like two weeks my sweet whip has been ailing - died completely and wouldn't start so new battery. Four days later, wouldn't start so back to the shop and "the battery was a dud". Fair enough, new one; then three days later, the car loses 50% of its power, then only drives 5mph - Warning Will Robinson! Dashboard lights are not revealing paradise but cascading electrical failure. The "tow this vehicle immediately to the dealership" light.
So, I hang down here this morning at Rainey and River waiting for a tow and then the info on the damage and the time and dollars that will be needed.
I can choose to think "nothing seems to be working out or going my way" - or I can frame it as "this is what I need to be experiencing right now as metaphor for life. I'm fine, I'm safe, I'm secure, I have resources and alternatives and support, I don't absolutely have to be anywhere".
Not gonna go for the happy happy joy joy that this is "perfect" but I'm willing to accept that it's what's happening and I'm participating and that this, too, I shall include!
Give thanks and praise!