I sat on the veranda in the late afternoon,
and... well, nothing really...
I just sat.
With paper and pen in hand but no real agenda, the sounds and sights of the early spring near-dusk fully occupied me.
|"Afternoon Musings" by Jo Behlau 21cm x 30cm Ink & Pencil on Paper|
The tradition I grew up with of:
"Study hard to get a good job";
"Money doesn't grow in trees"; and
"You have to work hard in this life",
does not sit well with my current lifestyle, but I will sit with it a little longer...
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Today I discovered that for the last three months there has been an undetected water leak on my property. I have been losing, and am yet to pay for, about one litre per minute, in addition to our normal water usage. As I sat on the veranda and considered the action plan for resolving this costly, time consuming, inconveniencing problem, I caught myself being quite calm in a situation that could be made rather stressful.
Was I actually starting to lose resistance
and just Go with the Flow of Life?
So, with ease, I filled some buckets with water, turned off the water-main and will deal with it first thing Monday morning.
And with ease I will welcome each event presented to me in life as a new learning experience and an opportunity to observe my reactions to situations and go with the flow of life.
A bit of broken old pipe and pointless stress.
Obstacles will inevitably appear before us - Our reactions to them determine the quality of our life.