Aha Moment Monday
We’ve all experienced devastation in our lives.
Everyone reacts differently to it.
Some people confirm the expectancy of difficult times with expressions like, “I knew this was going to happen!”, or “If it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all!”
Other people immediately try and balance out the bad by looking for the good in the situation.
Some go into denial and others wallow in the challenge.
Some take ownership or responsibility and others deflect it to a higher power.
This past week Hurricane Nicole pounded Bermuda. At the time the eye of the storm passed over, winds of over 110 mph were measured at the L.F. Wade airport (that’s twice as fast as I drive and I think I drive pretty fast!)
Trees were uprooted, roofs were blown off houses and in the thick of it, 90% of the Island was without power.
The pictures of palm trees blowing sideways and waves grounding boats from the water were heart-wrenching.
Only minutes after the storm passed, people were sopping up water under the window sills, in their yards picking up branches and crews were busily clearing/repairing the roads and restoring electricity.
Did they not just realize what they went through??
Aha – Every experience is neither good nor bad, it just is.
The Law of Relativity states that it’s not until you compare one situation to another that is has a label.
They didn’t label the storm as good or bad they simply accepted it and got to work.
Part two of the Law of Relativity suggests that experiences are tests for the purpose of strengthening the light within each of these lessons. The challenge? To remain connected to your heart when solving the problem.
Nicole exerted her greatest force and Bermudians hunkered down in anticipation. Then when the worst was over, with their “can-do” attitude and sheer love for their Island, they brought themselves back to Normalville.
Labeling a situation can alter your feeling about the situation and probably your response.
Skip the label and follow the light.
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