A few days ago, I stepped on a sharp beach stone that’s become nicely lodged in my heel, ouch!
At first I ignored the pain not realizing that somehow this stone is actually “in” my heel. I finally had to get busy and remove it. And while I work on removing it, there’s nothing else I can do because it requires both my hands, all my focus, and my concentration. This is the most irritating part because it feels like such a waste of time. But it’s become like a meditation. It requires me to reign in my senses and focus on one point . And, I have to calm my breath to keep my hand steady, and the pain manageable. So, during this “meditation” I realize this tiny stone has taught me quite a bit.
As I sit here, needle and antiseptic in hand, I think about what a pattern this is in my life… to ignore things that are irritating or uncomfortable until they escalate and demand my attention.
When things hit crisis mode, I’m mobilized into action but before that I often hope that whatever is irritating me will just magically go away.
But as they say, whatever you resist, persists.
So, as I sit here, days later, still trying to remove this tiny stone, I’ve accumulated quite a list of areas in my life that need attention.
Success….whatever that means to you, means fulfillment in all areas of your life, your health, your family life, friendships, career, finance and adventure!
I’m making a list of:
1. The difficult conversations I’ve been avoiding
2. Relationships I’ve neglected
3. Minor health issues that need some attention
What does your list look like?
What are the tiny irritants in your life, you need to address before they turn into a crisis?
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