Sometimes on our journey through life we come to a rough rocky patch in the road. These can be anything from a pothole to a complete detour. How we choose to handle these difficult passages will determine whether it is just a bumpy ride or a crash and burn.
In my experience, these times come when I have been moving too fast, not paying attention to details, or cruising on auto-pilot. Maybe I’ve become too cocky or overconfident. Whatever the reason, these rough patches have made their appearance for my benefit, to help me learn and grow. We are always at the right place at the right time for our good or our growth. Navigating successfully through these times may call for me to make an attitude adjustment.
First we have to slow down and take stock of where we are. Perhaps we need to let go of some expectations we have had of others. If we have caused some skid marks, we may need to give ourselves some slack. Easing up on ourselves and others will take some of the pressure off. If we can find some humor in the situation, laughing can help us lighten up and proceed in life a little less seriously. The experience is probably just a bump in the road that can be overcome. If we are not resisting it, most likely it won’t be something that will last.
If the rough patch calls for a detour or a complete change in direction, we can make a decision to flow with the current of energy we are riding. Watch for new signs, and remain open to what shows up for us. We will still be moving forward on our journey and if we relax, we can enjoy the ride. We will all arrive at our destination in our own time.