I am trying to honor impressions I get about the posts I should write. And so I share the following as it is happening in real time, right now, today.
I have just been reminded of the importance of understanding that challenges are truly a part of our mortal experience. It is what we think and do as a result of these challenges that makes the difference for us.
I woke up this morning feeling extremely irritable. It was compounded when an interaction I had showed that I would need to have a difficult discussion today with this person. I wanted to close off, to ignore it, or to go to the other extreme and unload my frustrations on this person.
I went to my exercise class. With thoughts swirling around in my mind, I knew what I needed to do the second I got home. I needed to write and burn, to weed and feed. I have practiced this key for 3 1/2 years now. I know how it works. I’ve seen miracles in me as a result of it. I’ve witnessed hearts be softened because I was at peace during difficult conversations. And so I committed to do it.
And now I am writing this. The idea came to take pictures of the process, so here they are. I know that the voices are telling you you don’t have time to do this or it won’t work or it won’t help. I invite you to try it anyway. Create a space where tough conversations can happen without attendant negative emotions and energy.