Setbacks

29 May

We-would-never-learn-to-be-brave-and-patient-if-there-were-only-joy-in-the-world

Oh, the delicious irony that I wrote yesterday about finding contentment with your circumstances as they are.

You may remember last week I had a little run in with a car while riding my bike. Unfortunately, it’s caused a bit more damage than I originally thought.  It’s certainly thrown a spanner in my plans and I’ve had to push back the Melbourne workshop series until July.

It’s so easy to immediately react negatively and blame everyone else for this situation:

“But you don’t understand! Someone ELSE ran over MY foot! Now I am not getting to teach what I LOVE when I want to! I’ve had to change my plans! It’s inconvenient! I have to change flights! And dinner dates! Life is not going how I want!!! WOE IS MEEEEEE!”

Oh, life.

Can't Stop Waves…Learn to SurfI’ve also had set backs enough to realise that when things like this happen, there’s golddust in the experience. (Is this the getting of wisdom? I certainly hope so…)

Whether it’s noticing how I react under difficult circumstances to considering that I’m just not supposed to be in this place at this time. Who knows? Think of something that empowers you and trust that it’s all going to work out, however it happens.

I notice when I let go of the disappointment or anger at things not going the way I wanted, it frees me.

More lightness rushes in. I stop straining against what ISN’T and surrender to what IS.

That’s not to say I can’t change my circumstances again. But in this moment? I surrender. My foot is hurt. I’m not coming to Melbourne. I’m not going to see people I love and have been missing and looking forward to seeing.

What’s the expression? No grit, No pearl?

Man, it’s going to be worth it when I get there!

Patience

Moral of the story? Don’t be attached to outcomes.

Stop trying to control everything.

And always get the details of someone who hits you with their car.

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4 Responses to “Setbacks”

  1. Sarah May 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Love reading your stuff, you’re so insightful and the way you write is motivating and uplifting. Your post yesterday got me refocusing on drinking in all the precious moments, something that has waned in the business of the last 12 weeks since Xandi arrived and of being content with all the little things… Last night I was giving the two girls a bath together on my own (quite a daunting task!) and seeing them face to face, inches away from each and radiating happiness and love made me want to capture that moment and freeze it, I drank in every second. Today, both of them are sick, it’s draining and exhausting but I am content and re focused on that contentment. X

    • misscorellian May 30, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      Oh, I can imagine their gorgeous little faces, splashing away! Keep enjoying those little moments and know that they will be what the girls remember and cherish as they get older. Sending you so much love – I’m so glad I’m coming to Melbourne later so we’ll get to spend more time together! Xxx

  2. Stormy October 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

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    • misscorellian October 3, 2013 at 11:23 am #

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