Have you ever have one of those days where everything is just humming along and all of a sudden "BAM!" everything is changed? I had one the other day. In a moment of panic, I forgot that I really CAN ride as fast as life can run. In that moment of panic, I forgot everything that I knew about riding things out. I forgot that I am totally capable of being fully relaxed and in control - regardless of the speed.
I've found that when I forget that little nugget there's usually pain involved for me. This time it happened to be physical pain accompanied by emotional pain. I'm not sure at this point, which pain is worse. The things that I can say to myself in times like this usually are WAY less than kind and compassionate. I do however have a choice. I can choose to continue down the path of second-guessing my actions and judging them OR I can do my best to learn from what happened, remember the lesson for future use and simply move on.
Right now, at this moment, (if I dwell on the “coulda, shoulda woulda’s”) the most frustrating thing for me is the knowledge that by staying calm I would have avoided a great deal of unpleasantness. Hindsight IS 20/20 after all!
By the same token, I can choose to look at all of what’s happened (and continues to happen) as a wonderful learning opportunity. I must admit that the blessings I’ve received have been numerous and many have been completely unexpected.
Yes, the pain I feel is very real. Yes, the pain is only temporary, I will definitely heal. Yes, my future at this moment IS uncertain. Yes, I am up for the challenge. It is my hope that the next time I find myself in a similar situation I WILL remember that I can ride as fast as life can run. That I CAN stay calm and relaxed. That there is no need to panic. By staying calm and relaxed I’ll make the best possible decisions in the moment for my highest and greatest good.
I’m intrigued to discover what will unfold as I walk through the journey that is unfolding before me right now.
Here's to you in Wellness, Fitness, and Health!
Jennifer Malocha CEO of Fun at Wuhoo Coaching
Written by Jennifer Malocha On January 26, 2013