When I wake up in the morning and look out my window, I see a yield sign. It reminds me to surrender to the day. Not really to it but within it, allowing it to give to me without me having to wrestle with it. If I try to push to make things happen, I’m no longer really in it but outside it, trying to mould it. But if I go with the flow and seize whatever opportunities or gems present themselves, I am in receivership mode, which cues the universe to bring me lots of nice deliveries. I really don’t have to do very much at all—just show up, be me, intend good things and make healthy choices.
We can never really have a bad day, since each day merely sets the scene for whatever scenario we wish to play out in it, and it is we who make it good or bad. Each of us plays the starring role in our own day, with a stellar cast of supporting actors, all enabling us to deliver our lines and decide what character we want to play—in a drama, a comedy or a love story—so we can discover our strengths and weaknesses. Only in relating to others do we get to see what’s going on inside, what we think of ourselves, deep down, and how present we are in our interactions. We can repeat the same lines that we delivered yesterday or we can try out a new facet of our character, put on a new outfit, change our attitude and make new choices.
We can react to circumstances or people, allowing them to define us, or we can actively choose who/what we want to be, regardless of outside forces.
We can engage in negative self-talk and put-downs or we can support and validate ourselves for the things we do well—and for doing things that may be scary or challenging.
We can choose drama and angst …or calm resolution.
Things have a way of magically revolving around the way we decide to be, rather than the other way around. We just need to stay in character—our authentic character—rather than trying to be someone or something else for the sake of a desired outcome.
Things have a way of magically revolving around the way we decide to be, rather than the other way around.
Our day holds endless potential. If we surrender to it and allow it to unfold while staying mindful of its gifts, opportunities and lessons, we can let go of struggle and resistance, discover new depths to our own character and grow in all the ways that matter.
So, what kind of day are you going to have, today?