Have you ever noticed how when you’re watching a soap opera a baddie can turn into a goodie at the drop of a hat? I don’t watch Eastenders these days but when I did it always astounded me how I could be hating a character for a few episodes and appalled at their behaviour and then the writer would alter the script and in a flash I’d be rooting for the same person that in the last episode I’d wanted banged up for good! All they had to do was show some love and kindness and all would be forgiven!
Have you noticed that life is like that too?
Sometimes I really feel like I’ve screwed up. But as soon as I come ‘home’ to my inner well-being and act from understanding, love and compassion, it’s as though my whole past re-aligns to my current point.
This happened yesterday for Steph and me in a meeting with a potential client. The first three quarters of the meeting was a shambles. We were off our grounding (our own understanding of how life works) and at one point it felt like Steph was entering the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest speaking person in Scotland if not the Universe and I was so up in my head that all I wanted to do was get my coat and leave the building. But at some point (very close to the end of the meeting) something was said that rang true. And it shifted everything. It was like a rose bud opening and revealing it’s full beauty, colour and aroma. In an instant the past embarrassing 45 minutes were forgotten and we’d agreed to work together. There was a lightness and connection that previously had felt frosty and disconnected.
You can’t do life wrong because there is only this moment. The past doesn’t exist and nor does the future. So in an instant we can rebalance to our true north. It’s where we’re coming from in the moment that matters, not where we imagine we’ve come from and not where we think we’re going to.
Everything really is already O.K. because there’s nothing other than this.
Come and listen to Steph and Kaye talk more on this topic at our next Edinburgh Community Night in Kirkliston on Tuesday 18th October at 7.30pm. Register here.