A week ago today I had a torn tendon in my hand repaired. With every thing that has happened in my life I am reminded regularly of allowing and patience. The Universe asks me to walk the talk. I think of myself as a patient person. I’m often even told on a regular basis that I”m SO patient. That said I’m regularly tested on this front. Whether I plan a phone call to discuss an important issue and the person is out of town or I have ordered a time sensitive package and it is late or traffic is crazy and I think I will be late (notice these are time related for me?). It could be any or all of these scenarios. I’m not even going to bring in the health issues that can occur. I regularly write, coach or talk about allowing. Even saying this word gives me peace.
The Webster definition of Allow is: 1. admit (an event or activity) as legal or acceptable 2. give the necessary time or opportunity for. “Give the necessary time or opportunity for”, This is my favorite part of the definition. When buttons are pushed as they can happen even to the best of us. How do you return to the start of allowing? Where you don’t struggle or fight with your given circumstances? I am a Huge fan of breath… for more reasons than the obvious. It helps us to return to our natural state of loving. Loving of self and others. It centers us. The breath is a mini meditation. The ability to stay in this state is a bit like being a child. Most children are very allowing because they have yet to learn their ability to control their surroundings. They trust. Ah trust…. So much of what gets in our way is our inability to trust. If we stay in a state of allowing the trust comes more effortlessly. Now I don’t mean allow others to do to you anything they choose but allow life to have its grace and kindness that we all seek.
What will you do today to allow (without getting hand surgery)? To remain at peace with yourself? How will you stay connected to your breath?
Lots of Love!