I looked down at my watch and it was 6:41 AM. I promised to be there at 7AM, I was feeling weird. Am I going to make it? I stay on schedule all the time for the most part and I am anal with my time and methodical with how I plan it. I don’t like things falling through the cracks. I definitely don’t like being late.
Do you sometimes notice that time seems to stand still and it gives you back what you need when you really need some extra seconds, minutes and even hours?
I am sure that many of you have had similar situations in the busy, rich, full world you live and work in.
As I drove down the road hoping that time would stand still, something incredible happened. Imagine this: Not liking to be late at all, straight ahead a red light and a car in front of me. The red light was really just a car and a little space away. I’m thinking: “I am really going to be late!” As I approached the car in front, closing in the gap, visualizing being late, the car moved to the right lane which made room for me! I giggled. Then the light turned immediately green, clearing my way. It really was the shortest red light in history.
I more than giggled and found myself yet again being reminded that the car moving and the light turning green was a metaphor for the THE FREEDOM STEPS that take us inch-by-inch, step-by- step to our goals. Noticing these steps whenever and wherever they appear is a gift we give ourselves. Making good use of these steps is imperative in staying a course, not giving up and staying true to our choices.
Listening is key to seeing the steps for what they are and connecting all their dots. We see how we fit into the process. When we listen, we see the amusement.
Oh, by the way, I got to where I needed to go in more than enough time.