I survived the move. It was stressful, but I am where I am supposed to be. My life is in full transition and I am swimming in uncertainty, but I’m not worried. For someone like me, who has been a worry-wort all my life, that is a huge statement. I wasn’t worried during the move. I’m not worried now. I am anchored in the certainty that I am connected to the Source and the goal is my happiness.
The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with. – Anthony Robbins
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not perfect. The day before the move, it looked like everyone was going to back out of helping us move. I burst into tears and I was very frustrated. I launched into my negative tape. “I can help everybody else, but nobody ever helps me. Why does this always happen to me?” I saw myself going into the tailspin. I didn’t immediately stop it. I felt my frustration. I felt the flash of anger. I felt the hurt. I forgave myself for it. I stopped the negative tape by challenging the thoughts. I thought of instances where people came through for me. Then I did something that I never do. I picked up the phone and I expressed my true feelings. Instead of being angry, I was vulnerable. People responded and they showed up. Lesson learned: Don’t move during the playoffs. Any type of playoffs.
There were so many things that went wrong that I should have been more frazzled than I was, but I wasn’t. I was calm and assured. I am learning to trust that everything will work out. I am learning to trust myself. I am also learning to trust that the people who are in my life are there because they are supposed to help me do something. It might be to simply walk me through a lesson. It might even be painful, but it is just for me. I can’t help but feel special when I think that way. In turn, I get the opportunity to try to make someone else’s life better. I get the opportunity to help someone else learn a lesson. We all grow at different rates. We are all on different levels. I am learning to be patient with others as they are learning and growing. If others are being patient with me, then who am I to be impatient.
I’ve moved from my last life lesson to this new life lesson. I learned so much about myself in my former situation that I can’t even complain about it. I’m finding that as long as I see everything in my life as a lesson that I don’t have much to complain about. Can you re-frame a situation in your life to see it as a gift? Can you find the lesson in what you are going through?