But I Don’t Wanna…
As I sit here, sipping my morning joe from my delightful ocean blue mug, I reflect on two things:
1. Substituting a weaker coffee ground that you found hidden in the pantry because you neglected to get to the store to buy your normal java is a HUGE mistake.
2. Change sucks.
And that, my friends, is my summation of many minutes of contemplation.
But, there are no endings, only new beginnings on this crazy place we call Mama Earth. Change is all around us, happening with or without our input. The world won’t stop for us. Shocking, yes, but true. So what do we do about it? Well, the first thing is, blog about it. That solves all issues. Second, it is advised to get over yourself. Let me share with you about a recent eye opener…
Usually, I pride myself on my gift of gab. Some days, it is hindered (very, very, few and odd times); some days it rolls of my tongue like nectar from the Gods. You can guess which day I was having when I nonchalantly interrogated my loved one on their hopes and dreams. Before I could even snuggle in comfortably and wait for a response, I was informed, well, basically I was shot down before complete take-off. Life was changing, in a way that was best described as “plot twist.” The Q&A that I had premeditated responses to needed to be thrown out the window. We were not only on the next chapter, but in a completely different book. I sat there in silence, my mind scrambling to put together words of eloquence, of wisdom. The best I could do, was a pitiful “wow.” The plans I had made for them (so beautifully carved out in my imagination), were not even an option. I mean, how could they even think of disrupting my ideals for their life? My blood began to simmer. But I was damned if my own imagination of how things should be was going to throat punch me. I was in a fight against myself, one that had started by hearing someone else’s words. And then I remembered a few of my favorite quotes:
“Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed and rearranged to relocate us to the place we’re meant to be”
“Do not get upset with people or situations, both are powerless without your reaction”
Both of these so simple, yet eloquent and wise. A true example of what I have been learning about this life and striving to teach to others: it is our perception of change that needs an overhaul. Yuck. Why do that? Aren’t we entitled to our opinions, beliefs and righteous living? Well, yes we are. But if those opinions, beliefs and righteousness leave you feeling like shit after an episode of change, maybe it’s time to take a look under the hood and examine for a better feeling. It’s all about finding your center/ground/zen and knowing how to use it for good. This is why we need daily practice. For it is not the knowledge, but the practice of alignment that keeps us there. And that just feels better.
So thank you, horribly weak coffee, for allowing me the opportunity to experience change. But I am strong, just like my regular joe, and know how to (re)set myself for a better tomorrow.