A Thought Worth Considering
Yes, of course, there are times to throw in the towel or admit “defeat” or at least postponement or maybe even “go back to the drawing board.”
AND, sometimes, the best strategy is simply WAIT & SEE.
This holds true for lots more than just potentially interrupted/thwarted weekend plans. Our human negativity bias (you can Google this to learn more :) predisposes us to worry more and relax into/trust the moment less.
But WHAT IF we could catch ourselves before the “Awww Shucks!” reaction and stay open and curious and available for new possibilities and positivities and potentialities for as long as possible?
Questions Worth Asking
What are the ways you have learned/are learning to stay open and curious and flexible when plans are in flux?
Do you/How do you go with the flow and stay responsive rather than reactive?
Actions Worth Taking
Pay attention to the ways you might spiral into “Awww Shucks!” prematurely and consider what attitude adjustment might better serve in the moment.
Notice that this uplifting strategy might serve you/all of us well when considering everything from daily plans to our thoughts about the state of the world/earth/freedom. We are far more likely to stay open, engaged, and proactive and not spiral into disillusionment/defeat/despair when we are willing to not only Wait and See but also keep our options open and keep adjusting our sails to stay in alignment with what is happening/available in the moment.
What might open up if we could simply open to an “I don’t know…” moment?
and so the question this morning
(and every morning) needs to be
what will make today wonderful
and more importantly
how can I stay awake
to AWE all around me
to miracles and blessings
along with all the challenges
that may already be gifts in disguise
waiting to surprise me
with new perspectives and possibilities
beyond my current mindset
if only I will let go
and let life flow
how might I embrace
with all the grace I can muster
so as not to be flustered
by all that does not go
according to my carefully contrived
plans and preferences
how can I learn to celebrate
what’s so and let go
of all I think I already know
I pray that today will be filled
with moments of magic and mystery
rather than outworn history
and that I can dance to the music
of their unfolding with ease
and gratitude and a let’s wait and see
from the heart, mind, and pen of Minx