You ever notice how the universe is constantly speaking to us, dropping us hints here, showing us things there, sometimes making our gut rumble or sometimes just flat out screaming in our face? As I’m walking though my day, if I stay present, pay attention and stop judging with preference or deducing with logic, life really starts to become interactive. What if there was no such thing as an accident or coincidence?
These hints can come from any and everywhere…
Last night I was walking with my kids through a parking lot, and a greasy Ol burger wrapper goes blowing by. Of course I see it, I recognize what it is, and for some reason chose not to take action. Perhaps it is because I become callous to the abundance of litter in the city, or maybe it was because I was rushing us to get inside, but I simply ignored it. About the same time that I instantly forgot about it, my daughter goes sprinting off and grabs is, holds it up and says, “trash in the street hurts the earth daddy.”
My heart goes into free fall. Right then and there, my 5 year old schooled me on being present, practicing what you preach, taking action,and the power of innocence. I could say, “good job big girl, now throw it away” and carry on, or I can choose to listen. I can take that moment as a reminder of what is really important. BEing of service, taking action and living in the present. BEing the change I want to see in the world, starting with each action, that’s all I really ever have control of.
Approx 90 seconds later we were in the door. Utilizing Siri, I sent a text announcing our arrival to the party we were meeting up with. I decided to thank my phone for flawlessly handling my request. Out of the wonders and complexities of iPhoneland a reply flashes across my screen, “I live to be of service”
#listentotheuniverse, #beofservice, #bepresentandrespond.