My Car is Broken! Letting Things Be Easy.

Recently, I was caught in all the details of how to deal with my new (to me) car being super broken … the next steps seemed to overwhelm me: tow truck, where to take it, fear of it being irrepairable, etc.

Instead of taking any immediate action, I used my meditation techniques to work on my neutrality, and grounded out my fear and all of the effort I was feeling. Then I let it go for the night; I shut my analytical mind off and enjoyed the evening with my family. The next day, when I actually set out to take steps towards a solution, I did a google search using keywords that I hadn’t thought of previously – based on spur of the moment inspiration – and ended up speaking to a shop that I didn’t even know existed. They were located IN my neighborhood, and they sent someone over to my house, fixed the problem in less than 10 minutes, and didn’t even charge us.

The Universe is always conspiring to help you, if you just let it! Also, the present moment is where the MAGIC is.

Do you have an Everyday Miracle that that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear your stories!

Waterbugs and Dragonflies

This is an interesting summary of a transition I seem to be going through lately – I love the analogy:

Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in a while one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going about with its friends. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily, it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more.

“Look!” said one of the water bugs to another. “One of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you suppose she is going?” Up, up, up it went slowly. Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. Its friends waited and waited but it didn’t return. “That’s funny!” said one water bug to another. “Wasn’t she happy here?” asked a second water bug. “Where do you suppose she went?” wondered a third. No one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled. Finally one of the water bugs, a leader in the colony, gathered its friends together. “I have an idea. The next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk must promise to come back and tell us where he or she went and why.” “We promise,” they said solemnly.