I woke up to a blanket of snow today. It is absolutely gorgeous! The sun has now come up and it is reflecting off the snow in a magnificent way. It looks so clean and bright. It is so pristine, untouched and inviting.
It is easy to live in the moment when our normal days are interrupted like that, in my case with snow that we do not normally see. That change of pattern helps bring us into the present and pay attention to now. Well, I guess I should say that it can. In the past, it wouldn’t really have mattered to me for the most part because I was so far into my own head and my thinking of all I had to do that little or nothing would snap me into presence.
This morning, as I was taking a few minutes to look at the snow with my husband, a potential client called me. It was just after 7 AM. Thankfully, I was not near my phone so it didn’t in any way disturb our moment and I only saw it afterward. Now, I am not complaining that he called me that early, for he must have felt it was fine to do so and so I accept that. We will resolve the matter of his inquiry, without question. I will help him, absolutely. However, I no longer choose to blindly jump onto others’ schedules. There is exactly nothing in my career that is an emergency. I have designed it that way.
It also makes me curious when I see all of the motorists on the ice-covered roads risking life, limb and property to get to their offices. Hmmmm. The weather will be clearing today. The sun is out and it will melt. Everyone has the right and privilege to make his own decisions. I am just curious if they are doing it consciously or not. What is it that they look to find in that office this morning that couldn’t wait? Whose idea and agenda is it that they follow? For so long, I wasn’t consciously making decisions. Now I am and I can tell you that it is exponentially better this way.