Will we act out our fear or anger and become aggressive? Or will we retreat and hope that we can just magically disappear or that the problem will go away? (Which it won’t!)
Instead, when we honestly recognize our anxiety, we can stop, pray, meditate and make new choices. Because within the very circumstances that seem so overwhelming, there are new opportunities that can benefit everyone.
It’s all in our showing up — how we respond.
How are we seeing/viewing the present moment? Are we fighting with this moment or trying to hurry through it? Does the universe fight itself or hurry? I don’t believe it does either; and if it doesn’t, we needn’t either.
How are we seeing our present circumstances? Are we envious of others Are we jealous of another’s success? Are we judging something (or ourselves) harshly?
Do we look back with regret over what has passed away? Or over what we did or said last year, or last week, or yesterday?
Stop. Breathe. Wait and let your heart open. Give love to yourself. Ask yourself what you can do right now that would bless others and our world. Continue to breathe consciously and applaud yourself for showing up as compassionately as possible as you journey through life.
No matter what outer conditions may be, we can always choose to show up in a love-filled, warm-hearted way. We can also choose to do what is in front of us to do at this moment with as much kindness as possible — and let it be enough.
Remember: Grace is always present. Just look for it!