I’m writing this later than usual because I have been consumed the past two weeks with the care of my mom. She had a pretty nasty car accident and besides being banged up physically, she was badly shaken. Sometimes the emotional impact is greater than the physical in situations like this, and I’m so grateful and happy that I could be here for her during the healing process. I’m happy to report that two weeks later, she’s progressing nicely; sleeping more soundly, getting comfortable, and she has a really good prognosis. She seems more and more like her old self again.
The Lessons Keep on Coming
In situations like this that bring us face to face with unknown and unfolding circumstances and into new territory I find it so important to be open to learning and growing through the process. Dealing with doctors, meds and insurance, family members and friends, sleepless nights and worrisome thinking… all of these are opportunities for growth and expansion. Being open allows me to broaden my scope of knowledge, to study and understand the psyche of varied personalities and outlooks, and to expand my compassion, kindness and awareness. And it’s a huge opportunity to work on my communication skills too.
I’ve found that breathing is my friend. It’s been the one thing I can always count on to bring me back to center, to allow me to think and communicate more clearly, and to calm me in agitating or excitable circumstances. It allows me more time to think, more clarity to come to a resolution, and more ease through uneasy stuff that presents.
Flexibility is a Godsend
I am blessed (and really smart) that we designed our business so we can work from anywhere. I am comforted knowing that I am typing here in my mom’s office as she’s resting in a recliner only a shout away, and that my clients are conveniently available by an email or phone call. The fact that I can do work at 2:00am, 2:00pm or anytime in between also provides a sense of security for me – knowing that I can still be financially productive. It also helps to have an awesome partner who is understanding and capable.
And so I guess going with the flow, instead of fighting against it, is still always the best response for me – and probably for you too. Fighting what is in front of us and pushing against the current only causes angst and more fear and worry. I’m so grateful that I’ve been practicing mindfulness for many years, because it definitely has helped me (and mom and everyone else involved) through these past two weeks, and I know it will continue to serve me.
What I Know for Sure
I know that life flows abundantly in our favor and that we are always taken care of. I know that God is good and the Universe smiles upon us. I know that, no matter what we encounter, everything is here for our highest and best good.
These are my beliefs, my knowing. And I rest assured that…
All is Well.