Last Wednesday, I flew from Tucson to Phoenix on my way home to Philadelphia…I had just enough time to crank up my cardio and run from one gate all the way to the next to board my second flight, when I noticed red writing after my flight on the information screen as I ran past. Unsure what it was, I stopped only to discover my flight had been canceled, due to an impending snow storm that wasn’t suppose to start for 5 hours after I was scheduled to land.
I was pissed. Sweat dripping under my coat from my running, enhanced with my anger, I was feeling very hot, and not in the way I usually enjoy feeling hot.
I observed myself not wanting to accept this change in plan. I was already on my way. What was I going to do now?
During this whole time, I continued to feel uncomfortable and unsettled within.
As soon as I let go of what I had expected to unfold, and what I thought I had wanted, I could embrace what was happening. I determined the best plan of action, and then was able to find the silver lining that came with it, as I boarded the bus back to Tucson for another 24 hours with my sister.
Releasing the resistance enabled me to return to a centered space of peace within my being and to access joy for the unexpected gift I was gaining rather than the perceived loss.
As I moved into trusting that all was unfolding perfectly for me, I could be present again in the moment I was in, and enjoy the gems that were part of this unexpected experience.
How often do you resist what is?