It’s my last day in Santa Fe. I go home tomorrow to an icy driveway, broken pipe, and impending snowstorm. As the phone calls went from plumber to neighbor I was feeling more and more out of control. I remembered writing in my last blog about dancing in the face of uncertainty. It was so annoying! I didn’t feel like dancing! I felt like settling the issues and moving onto more fun times. It’s harder to quiet down and trust in the perfection of the universe when things are challenging. It was my opportunity to follow my words and be more compassionate to others who are stuck in devastating situations.
In Deepak Chopra’s meditation today, he says, “The world is waiting for your vision. Speak freely about your vision and your dreams. The spoken word is a powerful tool, and by leveraging your voice, you can expand your dreams from internal thoughts to external possibilities, laying the groundwork for divine purpose to manifest.”
To me, being alive is like being dealt a hand of cards. You have the free will to play out that hand any way that you choose. But, at any time and without warning, that hand will be taken away and you will be dealt another set of cards. You can adjust and play it out the best way you can, or you can complain about the unfairness of loosing your cards. Your choice. Always changing. Always challenging. Always offering new opportunities.