The other day, as a long bank line snaked to the door, I had this thought…
Don’t look to the end of it. Focus on the person in front of you only. Take good care of them. And then the next and the next.
And that’s how my life has been lately. If I focus on the line: the things out of my control, the weight of changes and forks in the road, the big tasks ahead to keep up a business/another career/certification/doing best for my kids…all together it’s just one big long line up to the door with eyes pleading to hurry up.
But if I focus on each one singularly, with love and attention, I’m able to bring some equanimity to each element.
The word of the year…
Equanimity: The ability to calm and centre yourself especially under stress.
When I first read this word, I knew it was the singular most important trait I needed to learn. Most of my reading has been centred around it; learning tools to bring that balance back no matter what stressors pop up in my day.
You can’t control all the stressors in life; but you can change your perceptions, build resilience, and learn to traverse the path of adversity with clarity and a calmness of spirit.
Don’t focus on the line friends…just the beautiful face in front of you.
The rest will be taken care of in due course.
Trust in your abilities. Continue to learn and grow.
Situations, people, opportunity and loss are there for a greater purpose. Open your eyes to the lessons right in your back yard.
Wax on wax off.
Have a great day!
From my heart to yours,