I am taking a great class called Soul Integrity Mentorship.
This past week we learned about pacing ourselves and our assignment was to reflect on peace, when we feel it, etc. So I wrote in my journal about it and said,
When I feel peace it is deep and still. It is calm. It is love. It is in my heart and mind. I love feeling it.
I have peace while I meditate and throughout the day too. I have it when I am alone and still. I have it when I am interacting with my friends who honor my true self. I have it when I am serving others. I have it when I pray.
If stressful situations arise I can often find peace again as simply as taking some deep breaths and saying an affirmation reminding me of the Power of God. I call this Meditation in the Moment and teach about it on a free class on my website.
Except in the carpool line at school… though I try and try.
It is hard for me to find and keep peace. My boys tell me I am the only mom who yells and gets frustrated during carpool. It is just in the parking lot. I will know I have mastered myself when I can stay calm in the carpool line. I have been struggling with this for years!
Carpool Chaos Today
This morning we had a carpool mix up, where we ended up leaving late, I was pretty calm. I did have T2 turn on some calming music for me which helped. Then we got to a traffic jam, which almost never happens because we travel on side roads. But there were 3 lights out on this main road and the traffic was STOPPED. I started to get stressed, we were already late. But then I stopped myself, acknowledged my feelings and told T2 to pull out the big guns and he put on my favorite meditation songs.
Then I pondered on something else I learned in the Soul Integrity Class. I am the only one on earth, it is just God and me. Everything that happens, is to teach me something. (It was more than this, but the idea can help you change perspectives.)
So I pondered on that. If it is just God and I. Why did he create this traffic jam for me? I started to laugh out loud when I found the answer. He created this GIANT CARPOOL PARKING LOT at least a mile long! What a wonderful opportunity for me to practice staying calm and finding peace.
So I said, “Thank you God!”
Then I shared with T2 what I had learned and I thanked him for being my DJ and I thanked the other kids in the carpool for being calm. I even mentally thanked my carpool sister (the other mom) that I ended up driving today so I could learn!
We had a great ride to school, though it took almost an hour instead of 25 minutes. Another bonus, the kids were not marked late because a LOT of people were late today.
Perspective is Power
Our perspective and the power of the words we say are powerful tools. I talk about that in my Meditation in the Moment class. I feel blessed I had a great opportunity to put them to use today!
Please share a time where shifting your perspective or changing your words changed how you experienced something.