Intentional Creativity Teacher/Coach, Visionary Artist, & Reiki Master
February 20, 2017
Good morning! Today I begin "My Morning Musings". These will be streams of consciousness type writings, so I have no idea what the topic will be before I start. We will see how this goes.
We, where I live, are enjoying another Spring-like day, so unusual for this time of year to have temps this warm for this long. I know Winter will still show us she’s around before the end of her season comes. Still, it is a blessing, a preview of what is to come. So I begin this, the first “My Morning Musings” with the words: adaptability and change.
We are going through a lot of changes, on many levels, and they are not always easy. Most of us, I think, don’t really like change. In fact, many have had a hard time with the changes that have occurred because of the electronic age and internet. I am reminded of my father and the 96 years he was on this earth. He lived almost one hundred years and saw everything from seeing electric lights installed in his home to owning a cell phone, computer, and digital camera. He got his computer at age 80 and learned how to email, take pictures, upload them, then download and print them out. While he didn’t like all the changes that came in his time here, he embraced them and life and made the best of it all. He was adaptable, and I am glad I had the opportunity to witness it.
Yes, change is the only constant in life, and resistance really is a futile thing. Life always moved forward, and progress will happen, yet how we fare all depends on how we respond to it. We have a choice, you see. We can try and stay in our comfort zones as we strive for certainty and stability, or we can become a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable. You see, life will always throw something in to keep us on our toes. It doesn’t have to be a major block. It can be as simple as a traffic jam that makes you late for an appointment. Did you ever notice how this happens just when you think you have everything going your way? All of a sudden you begin to take it personally and you feel your whole day is ruined, as if the universe is against you in some way?
If you stop and let go, something else may open up. The traffic may start moving again, or you may all of a sudden find yourself at an exit that will let you get around the jam, or you may find that the person you were meeting with is also running late so it is okay. You have a choice. In one, you are letting the events of life run you, and in the other, you are in charge. You take back your authority over your energy rather than let your mind run away with you.
This simple act of breathing for 90 seconds and not attaching thoughts to the feelings allows you to get back in touch with yourself, and back to your center. While it isn’t always easy, at first, it works; and it works in all sorts of situations. It helped me get through anxiety and panic attacks.
Well, that is it for this morning musing. I’m not sure where all of this will go. Feel free to let me know what you think by commenting, liking, sharing; whatever your guided to do. Send me an email at email@example.com if you have questions and/or suggestions.
Love, Blessings, and the Golden Light of Grace to You. Have a Glorious Day!
Debra Lynn – Intentional Creativity Teacher, Visionary Artist and Certified Life Coach.