Curve Balls And What To Do With Them
You know that saying, the one about how life sometimes throws a curveball? It popped into my head the other day, and I just found the notes that I’d scribbled down when it did. Seems like a blog worthy topic, yeah? It’ll do, anyway.
So without further adieu, when life throws a curveball, here are a few options:
Duck. You could hit the deck, move yourself out of the oncoming path, avoid interacting with the ball entirely. And try not to worry about what it ends up hitting behind you. You could avoid the ball completely.
Let it hit you. You could let the ball make contact and deal with any ramifications, be they injuries, hard feelings, or a fear of change. You could give up your power to the ball.
Catch it. Or you could make sure you’ve always got your catcher’s mitt in your back pocket and catch the curveball. You could accept the challenge of claiming ownership of its momentum. You could become empowered to navigate whatever happens next.
The moral of the story is that we get to decide how to respond to the ball. We can’t control when it’ll come or how fast or what sort of crazy curve it’ll take, but we can always control our response to it. When life throws curveballs, we can avoid them at all costs. When life throws curveballs, we can give up our power to the change that’s coming at us. Or when life throws curveballs, we can claim what’s happening and become empowered to take ownership of the energy that is moving in our direction.
“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
― Eckhart Tolle