Daily Nugget #126
the other day
in my reaction
in my experience.
i was getting stuck in the rut of a pattern
i was able to turn my wheels enough
to pop out.
my pattern was:
getting caught up in the what ifs.
i knew there weren’t any.
so i wondered why i was there.
i use the ruts in the road analogy often.
if you don’t pay close attention
you slide IN to them.
in to the old patterns that can pop up.
riding on the up side of the rut
eventually levels out the road
smooths it out
so the ruts are a distant past.
imagine you were going on a trip
you started worrying about how you were going to make it happen.
worrying about how you are going to ‘make’ it happen
will surely not allow for the happening.
my rut was similar to this.
i was about to embark on something i often do
but the rut sucked me in
out of nowhere
all of a sudden i was in worry mode.
‘omg. what if it doesn’t work out?!’
it always does.
that’s when i looked at that rut and said
‘excuse me. where did you come from? and can you please leave now.’
i smoothed the rut by shifting my gaze ahead on the road.
i saw myself going where i want to go.
doing all the fun things i planned on doing.
THAT is was smooths the ruts.
stressing and worrying just deepens them.
when you find yourself getting tangled in the what if’s
shift your gaze ahead to where you are going.
when you are walking on a log or a beam
you look at end of the log
where you are going
not down at your feet
where you are.
this is still being in the NOW.
is pulling you in to your past.
shift your focus
to where you are going.
let go of the what ifs
trust the road ahead.