Wisdom in....

Recently, I had a wisdom inducing moment in Whole Foods Market (WFM) that I wanted to share with each of you. For those of you who know me personally, you know that I spend way too much time (and money) at WFM. Needless to say, I have some timeless wisdom to offer you based on one of my recent experiences there. Here it goes... I was standing in line at the register that is for 12 items or less which also happened to be the line where the computer was malfunctioning and the cashier was having trouble scanning the products of several people ahead of me. The woman kept calling the manager to help fix the problem and I could feel the tension building around me. The guy standing in front of me looked at me and rolled his eyes. While all of this was occurring, the people standing behind me were beginning to get super impatient; making snarky comments, huffing and puffing, and trying to find the quickest way out of the situation. In that moment, I thought to myself, "What can I learn from this experience?" Determined to learn something, I hunkered down and grounded my feet to the floor. Rather than reacting so negatively, I decided to embrace the frenzy that was occurring before my eyes. What's my point? My point is, in the presence of our own franticness and expectations of the way we think things should be, we loose site of our own humanness. We get so caught up pushing everyday experiences away that we have no time to just be. You know the amazing part of just allowing ourselves to be (even in seemingly uncomfortable situations)? We simply meet life just as it is, rather than us trying to control life. How do we do this? We come back to our body, we breathe deeply, and we let go of those nagging expectations. So the next time you're standing in line at WFM (or any other grocery store) ask yourself, "Am I meeting life as it is or am I trying to control the situation?" Life flows much better for us when we learn to swim with the tide, rather than against it.

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