During times of transition, the impatient and stubborn part of us tries so hard to live through my changes, that we forget to actually experience them.
There’s simply no time. What with all the hunkering down and sucking it up and riding it out and thinking to ourselves, sweet merciful crap, I just want this to be over.
But that’s the ultimate cosmic joke. Wishing ourselves out of this world doesn’t make the clock tick any faster.
In fact, it makes it move slower.
Because we resist. Because we avoid. Because we’re unwilling to surrender our sense of urgency. Because we want nothing more than a speedy conclusion to this season of suffering.
Einstein’s theory has never been more relevant.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. But sit with your beloved for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
That’s relativity. And life’s transitions work the same way.
If we discover in our circumstances the opportunity for growth and expansion, time goes faster. If we believe that we’re gifted by the ability to receive love through difficult experience, time goes faster. If we use our misfortune to stoke inner growth, time goes faster. If we surrender to our struggle as a threat to be faced and a change to be survived, time goes faster. If we actively seek the benefit hidden within our hardship, time goes faster.
Remember, if the only thought you’re allowing yourself to have is, more than anything, I just want this moment to be over, you learned nothing.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Are you integrating your experiences in such a way that even adversity is ultimately incorporated into the process of growth?
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