My experience is that if I get too busy and don’t make time for down time, quiet time, time to listen, the Universe sends me an ‘opportunity’. My most recent opportunity came in the form of a fall while running in mid-December. I tripped while going over a wooden bridge over the canal and landed on my face! I sustained lots of bruising (in some very strange, unexpected places!), as well as a mild concussion and whiplash. As I recover I’m able to work on my computer in small chunks. If I have a super busy day, the next day is impacted. I have yet to return to running.
What am I taking away from this ‘opportunity’?
Rather than sitting down with my usual ‘to do’ list, I’m learning to pick up on those moments of clarity, and choose one thing at a time to focus on. I’m following my impulses, listening to what I feel moved to do, and choosing that. I’m ignoring as much as possible the ‘shoulds’.
In my journal I’m writing about how to accept this ‘opportunity’ with grace and self compassion. It feels like I am listening to my body and my inner self at a deeper level than I’ve listened before. I think this is the silver lining in this experience.
And if I had to sum up in three lines, this ‘opportunity’ is about
let it be
How can I help?
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