Thursday, May 9, 2013

Déjà vu

Déjà vu, that feeling that you've been somewhere before, that's what some experiences feel like to us. I felt that way yesterday morning on my way back to my office. There's an intersection I cross that I am prejudiced against. Every morning, as I approach it, my body cringes. I just know there are going to be rude drivers carelessly cutting their way through with their cars, making me and other drivers slam on our breaks. Anyone crossing this intersection comes out in a bad mood, I'm sure. Every morning, everything flows just right until I get to this part of my drive. Why? Why me?

Oh, boo-hoo. Let me cry myself a river. Why? Why me? I know why.

The Universe provides us with experiences to bring out the best in us. Experiences will repeat themselves until we learn our lesson and react differently. I kept this thought in mind as I approached the intersection and then added a deep breath, a big smile, good music and thoughts of the amazing things that are in store for the day ahead...I let those in a hurry make their way in front and silently blessed them. I was thankful that I was not in such a hurry. Before I realized it, I was on the other side...literally and figuratively.

When we keep going through the same thing over and over, we have an opportunity to grow, to master, to remember, to respond rather than react, to change our circumstances. My experience in traffic is a mild example. There are more important issues that arise for us. Which is it for you? Is it financial troubles? Is it that you are taken advantage of at work? Is it the wrong romantic relationships showing up? Is it missed business opportunities? Is it discord in your family? Is it health issues?

Today is a good day to think differently about whatever keeps showing up in your life. Choosing to react in the same way will net you the same results you have been getting. Decide that you will respond in a new way with an open mind and a willingness to see things differently. Relinquish your ego. The Universe will then provide you with new and different experiences.

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