What the snow can teach us
I expect many of you have had your schedules disrupted with this sudden onset of snow. I know that my plans have had to change as I live out in the sticks. So my question to you is “how are you responding to this change?”
We can either be stressed and angry at our plans being changed. We can resent the snow and see it as nothing but trouble. Or we can make the most of a free day to do the things we never get round to. And we can appreciate the beauty of a landscape coated in white.
The key to how we respond is recognising that we have choice. We are the creators of our lives. We live in a world of free-will, so we don’t have to be at the mercy of our emotions.
However, sometimes, in spite of our best intentions, we don’t feel that empowered. This happens when old emotions and belief systems impact on our present situation.
Maybe we believe that rescheduling will be inconvenient and stressful. Where did that belief come from? Maybe we believe that we’ll be letting people down. But maybe they’ll actually be relieved that they also don’t have to go out in the snow.
Sometimes a bit of quiet reflecting can bring the awareness to our reactions, but if that doesn’t help, kinesiology can provide a gentle and effective way of doing the same.