The Blessing In Everything
Recently, I thought I was late for an appointment. So of course, the car ahead of me was not in a rush. When I had a chance to pass, they sped up, then slowed down once the passing lane ended. This made me irritated, and I was tempted to pass them the next chance I had. Then I saw a highway patrol officer parked on the side of the road.
I was relieved I hadn’t passed the slow car.
In a way, the slow car was a message, telling me to take life as it comes. This was a lesson for me to release my resistance to the situation, and allow life to flow. Once I decided to let traffic move at its own pace, I relaxed, and life guided me to my appointment safely. As it was, I arrived on time, and the rest of my day flowed smoothly.
How often do we see events like this as guidance or help, from unexplainable sources? Or are they just random events that anger us, and intensify our resistance? If we can learn to release our resistance to situations that challenge us, then we will allow life to flow with ease. Do we realize that we add unnecessary resistance to our lives, without knowing it?
Resistance is a funny thing. We have tasks that need to be accomplished, yet sometimes we make it harder on ourselves by trying to push or force them along. There is plenty of resistance when we force our way through traffic with the intention of arriving at an appointment on time. But does this resistance help the flow in our daily lives?
In my case, the slow driver actually helped me out—I didn’t get a speeding ticket. Was this divine intervention?
When I take an honest look at my life, I can see where I add force or resistance to situations. This new awareness has taught me to relax a bit—ease up on the throttle, allow life to guide me to what is true and right. I now know that resistance can hinder my ability to live my life in harmony with my surroundings. When I started to recognize this as divine guidance, I began to release my resistance and allowed everything in my life to flow as it was meant to.
I have also learned that there is always help available to us, but we can only access this help if we release our resistance. I had to change my mindset to see the slow driver as helping me avoid a conversation with the highway patrol officer.
I’m now grateful for the slow driver.
What if we were to accept that help is all around us, ready to lend a hand at any moment? But we often deny this help because of our resistance to it. At times we plant our heels into the ground resisting what is true and right for us because we are afraid, uncertain, or our beliefs hold us back. When I learned to release my resistance and then trust the journey, my life unfolded smoothly. It’s hard to let go, because many times we believe we must hold on tightly to get anything accomplished. In truth, this belief is holding us back from experiencing the excitement of this journey called life.
Imagine resistance as a heavy weight that keeps us from moving forward. We hold the keys to unlock the burden of resistance, yet our hands are clenched in our determination to get things accomplished. The more we push and force, the further away our ideal life appears.
When we learn that everything happens for us at the right time, and in the right place in our lives, we can begin to enjoy help arriving when we need it. Even if that help appears as a slow car.