I’m at work and receive an email from a vendor who is confused about the shipping information on my order. Mind you, I’ve been working with this person for several years and we’ve done this at least a hundred times!
So naturally, I’m irritated 😤 and impatient with this question….. as more work piles.
I begin to notice my impatience, feeling the tension building up from my heart, feeling hostility flowing upward and wanting to fire out through my fingers as I ferociously start to reply.
Then, I PAUSE.
I take a deep, slow breathe, and inwardly ask, what is creating this feeling of impatience? Answer: I want to get this done, and move on….
Why? Answer: Because I want to get all this stuff done, so I don’t have to do it anymore.
Why don’t you want to do it? Answer: Because I’m not enjoying this!
BAM 💥 INSIGHT!
I’m not enjoying what I’m doing, I’m just getting it done.
But, I choose to spend my time there everyday. So, if it’s my choice…I can do one of two things, chooose to spend my time somewhere else, doing something enjoyable,
I can find what is enjoyable for me right now.
I choose now. I chose to empower myself in the moment, rather than after this or when …. (fill in the blank)
I chose to free my mind from my own shackles. To enjoy what I can, even from the daily frustrations of life.
Choose to have a choice!