We look for others to simplify our choices, gather things together and give us step-by-step instructions. It's easier that way, but is it better?
About ten days ago I was ambushed by a head cold. My sweetly regulated life went out the window while I spent time with the Kleenex box. No work. No exercising. No grocery shopping. All my habits…good and bad…went out the window.
I could tell I was getting better when I started noticing how dirty the floors were, when I started feeling guilty about what wasn't getting done. Guilt as a sign of health...sheesh!
The experience was, however, a good reminder of how life works:
- life is full of the unexpected
- life is frequently messy
- life includes complicated choices
- life comes at us in little pieces…we can choose to find wholeness
- instructions may be helpful, but are never complete or sufficiently customized
Making our own choices, finding our own way, living our own lives we move into deep, authentic being.