Yet another tasty nugget from good ol’ Al Einstein.
There are so many references made to obstacles and challenges in all the Buddhists teachings, personal development and business books and articles I read.
Pema Chodron, my fave super-fab Buddhist monk, talks about all the juiciness that can come out of negative emotions, a concept that took her years to learn from her teachers.
In western society, when shit gets real, we roll out.
What Al here, and Pema, and a whole lotta really smart, and stupidly-successful people are saying, if I may speak for them, is sit still, hunker down and keep it real. #tyomd (tweetable)
You know when you’re little, when you cover your eyes yet leave the fingers just far enough apart so you can peek through them?
That’s cool. Do that.
This, my friend, is where all the magic happens. Right when we’re about to shi-shi ourselves with anxiety, anticipating the outcome of a situation, BOOM! an email just hit our inbox, or a telephone call just came through, a chance meeting is about to take place. The only trick–we have to be present enough to see the opportunities as they arise. AND, we must still be standing and willing to move forward, NOT all arms flailing, squealing, running in the opposite direction.
This is where relationships get deeper, where growth occurs, where faith is instilled, where miracles happen. Every fairy tale says so.
So get in the thick of it. Get excited over it. Feel the energy of the impending storm and sink roots–come hell or high water, as my very famous Gma would say.
I leave you with this: What is something you tend to run from that you know deep down you need to face? Strap on your big-girl boots and get to treading.
“The best way out is always through.” -Robert Frost