Then to put the cherry on my overwhelmed cake Esther returned home from her early morning walk with Leela to share yet another 'puppy birthing horror story' that had just been shared with her. What with the internet and interested friends we've been gathering quite a collection of nasty tales about what might happen in the next two weeks. I know I shouldn't complain, it's good to be prepared.....I just couldn't take another one this morning.
Also, more than that, it reminded me that whatever is going to arise (or appear) in the weeks ahead there are opportunities and lessons all the time. The opportunity to be more patient, more compassionate, to see things from a different perspective for example. Meditating and taking time to journal and contemplate is one thing, but it's daily life and the ordinary, unexpected challenges that arise that provide the real opportunities to grow.
Leela certainly doesn't seem overwhelmed, phased or panicked anyway. So, my aim for today is to be more like Leela, loving whatever arises and remembering to try and wait until challenges arise before worrying about them.
"Worry is paying interest on money you haven't even borrowed yet".