My Superpower is taking one day, one moment at a time.
I had one of my most zen moments at the skate park when my son was young. I was sitting to the side alternating reading my book and watching him skate. At one point I looked up and noticed that the park was really full. There were boys criss-crossing each other across the park non-stop. They seemed to just know when it was time to go, through some type of non-verbal communication that I couldn’t discern. Sometimes they did bump into each other, but that was usually only regarded with a slight acknowledgment and then, guess what? They just moved the fuck on...
I remember thinking, if I was out there, my control levels would be off the charts! It would probably go something like this: “No, you can’t go yet, you just went. Wait, Johnny wants to go now and he’s younger, so give him some time. Wait! Wait! That’s too fast! Oh, no, now Johnny’s hurt … for the love of all that’s holy, everyone just stop and will you please apologize to him?!” Oy, I’m such a mom!
These boys trusted their abilities, their instincts - they were present … aware … sensing the moment when it was right to push forward, and then they would just … well ... they would just fucking go! Yep, sometimes it didn’t work out and there would be a slight crash, but they just … kept … going.
I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but see if you can be more like an adolescent boy today. See if you can not only take one day at a time, but one moment. Be more aware … present … and for God’s sake, trust yourself. When confronted with a crossroads, notice the energy in your body and around you. And if it feels right, then just … go.
Spiral level: Meh, Pretty Darn Good, Great!
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