Saturday’s mindfulness retreat is still very much on my mind, especially the teaching, “there are no coincidences and no accidents.” This has led to great peace for me all week.
It was helpful when someone cancelled some plans, which upon retrospect opened us up for something else. It was even helpful in deciding which desk to buy. (I read that one was made to coordinate with a particular set of shelves that I already have and that decided it for me.) It was most useful when we learned that we won’t be closing on our home on Thursday as we had planned. Instead of my usual nervousness and thoughts spiraling out of control, I remembered what Karen said and realized that there is another plan at work for us.
So I don’t have to pack up our apartment in two days, hang all those new shelves this week, and otherwise rush, rush, rush. I have at least a week! We have 7 fewer days of paying rent AND a mortgage. I love that I can let go of the anxious feeling of “I want to live there already!” Since I know that unpacking is going to be a gargantuan task, I’m in no hurry.
It brings such clarity to so many things. Really, you could just decide that everything is as it is so why not accept it? Even traffic – maybe you aren’t meant to be somewhere yet. This really helps me stay in the present moment and fully enjoy it since I’m not worrying about the future or constructing all these what-if scenarios in my mind. Funny, nothing has changed except my mindset, and yet everything has changed!