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All good in the deepest way

I was driving to Pittsburgh today in the rain. I was holding the steering wheel a little tightly, and I noticed my jaw was tense. I started thinking about all of the things I wanted to do in the next few days, people I wanted to meet, places I wanted to go. And then I noticed a fluttery sensation in my belly.

In the past, I would have added all of these phenomena up and said, “I’m anxious.” I might have worried about whether the tension was going to get worse. And I would have thought about the fact that I was thinking so much. Ha.

Now, no matter what’s going on in the moment, if I choose to, I can tap into a deeper, subtler place where all is well. Really, it’s all good, in the deepest way. I’m not distracted by the minutia of my moment-to-moment experience. That doesn’t mean I don’t respond – I actively relaxed my face after noticing the tightness while I was driving. But I didn’t dwell on it.

A friend recently shared the fact that when beavers hear running water they automatically start to build a dam. Apparently, they can’t not do it! I guess I should have googled this to make sure it’s true before posting, but it’s such a great image. I’m sharing it now because we’re like that too. Whenever we notice any little upset or twinge, we feel like we have to fix it before we can focus on anything else. This means a lot of our mental and physical energy gets spent on just feeling OK. We put off our full participation in life until we’re perfect.

But, hey, we all know the world needs us now – in all our imperfect glory. We can work on ourselves, develop, improve – those are all good things. We just need to remember that part of us is already all ready to go. And sometimes it’s just a matter of connecting with that part. Meditation is the best way I know to do that. Do it daily for the next 30 days and see what you notice.

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