Good of you to pop in.
Mindful Wednesday is the day I blog from the heart,
and we try to make some sense of this crazy thing called Life!
I have just spent a very soothing Groovy afternoon
at the Crowborough Retreat.
If you were ever looking for a creative activity which requires
as little or as much thought as you can rustle up,
but keeps you focussed on the Here and Now,
then our Groovi Parchment System is a definite option!
It certainly hit the spot for me today.
There’s something about just getting in the track or the groove
of the etched plates, and then tracing out a lovely design,
which settles and calms the mind.
I love it.
But today I wanted to broach the subject
of dealing with a crisis,
of handling a problem,
of tackling a situation.
Ironically, we had one last weekend,
when Dave had a ‘cardiac event’, as they call it.
The thing is, it’s not what happens,
but how we react to it which ultimately affects us, right?
Doesn’t matter what life throws at us, and oh boy!
Life certainly has a way of biting you in the arse
when you least expect it!
But the response is what defines the moment, don’t you find?
Episodes like ours on Saturday instantly rightsize everything.
What was important one moment, is unimportant a minute later.
And what was taken for granted is immediately catapulted to the no. 1 spot in the priority charts.
So currently, Dave is No. 1
and everything else has suddenly become less important.
Let me tell you about my toolbox.
I have a toolbox full of tools for dealing with Life.
Figuratively speaking of course!
And on Sunday, I got it down from the loft, dusted it off,
and decided what was the best course of action.
What was the best reaction to the situation.
You see, I think we do have a choice as to how to react.
Let me give you an example.
Workshops started in Crowborough on Monday.
About 100 lovely people expected here during the course of the week.
Cancel the retreats? Well, it was an option.
Sorry, not an option.
Would it serve a positive purpose? Hell no!
Why create unnecessary drama and upset other peoples’ plans?
Did I want to do them?
Not a question worth entertaining, because it was irrelevant.
Rummage round in the Toolbox,
and pull out the Fake it to make it Card.
Bright yellow, with a big smiley face on it.
Works every time.
I think that sometimes it’s best to fake it to make it.
I don’t think it is being false;
I just think it’s not worth throwing a blanket of doom and gloom over an already pretty worrying situation.
It’s not being stoic, or a martyr;
it’s called being considerate of others
who simply got caught up in it.
And while I’m faking it to make it,
I actually stay in the moment and enjoy it.
Rather than projecting and worrying about things
I have absolutely no control over;
or languishing in the melodrama of the past event,
I stay in the day with all my friends and customers –
(keeping half an eye on Dave, who’s propped up in the corner, where I can see him!)
But now it’s time for supper,
so I’ll see you later!
Love & hugs,