So often I hear “it is what it is”. I get that idea, but to really truly accept things as they are and totally let go of emotions is a lot harder than saying those words.
What does it mean to let it go? How do I accept that I am not able to work? These are questions that took me a year to answer – I had to learn to let go of one thing at a time.
I don’t believe in accidents. I believe that if I decide I want to learn something, it will happen. How it happened for me is that I turned on Oprah and saw Eckhart Tolle and was motiveated to read his book, A New Earth. And so I continued my spiritual journey. I started meditating for at least 3 minutes a day, beginning with 3 deep breaths, feeling my heart beating, and clearing my mind of thoughts. Gradually I was able to do it for longer periods of time. I soon realized that I felt much better when I took the time to simply stop thinking and be still, even if it was only for a few minutes at a time.
It all begins with taking a few deep breaths and embracing the mystery of those breaths – I don’t understand how all the cells in my body work, but I know I keep breathing! I knew that I could not control my situation – just my attitude towards my situation.
Looking back, I can honestly say that I am grateful for Plan B, because I learned things I never would have understood had everything gone the way I had planned.