As I reminisce this past week, one word comes to mind: growth. Growth in witnessing thoughts. Growth in expanding my comfort zone. Growth in giving myself compassion. Growth in giving myself forgiveness. Growth in aligning myself with my highest good.
One of the highlights was guiding my mentor and peers in a self-forgiveness meditation. I felt so alive in those moments! So much purpose ran through my veins!
One of the more challenging moments was seeing the outcome of a haircut I had. It was only supposed to be a trim, straight across trim mind you, but the hairdresser had another idea. So, needless to say, instead of an inch or so cut off, 5 or so inches are gone. After giving myself some time to meditate on this challenging moment, I have learned to never be too attached to the outcome. It also reminded me of the second arrow story. The first arrow that hits you is the event itself. In my case, getting the haircut. The second arrow is all the stories and thoughts that come about because of the first arrow. In this case, I shouldn’t have gotten my haircut. Maybe I should have this hairdresser fired. One word that continues to show up is that pesky word, should. Should implies we had knowledge of what was going to happen before it happened. Should makes us second guess ourselves. The essence of this story:
We may not have control on getting hit with the first arrow, but we Do have control on whether we get hit by the second arrow!
I will take this win and this lesson with me as I continue to dance through life!