I was recently talking with a [TAG-Tec]coaching client[/TAG-Tec] of mine about the ease of life, not the “easy,” but the “ease” of life. And we were just kind of talking about a few things, and something she said brought up a really interesting [TAG-Tec]life lesson[/TAG-Tec] my father taught me years ago.
He showed me something really, really cool about traffic lights. I don’t know if this is still valid in 2007. But, it was very valid at the time he showed me.
This is what it was: if you started on one end of a street, and drove to the other, you would find that by driving exactly the speed limit, whether it was 35 miles per hour, or 45 miles per hour, but driving exactly the speed limit, you’d get all green lights.
And I thought this was really cool.
I remember, one night, we were leaving the bowling alley, and we’d turned onto a street named Columbia Drive. We passed the first traffic signal, and it had just turned yellow. And, we had gone right under it.
Interestingly enough, the next traffic light was just turning yellow, and we had gone right under it, and the next one, and the next one, so, I mean, we were literally just missing the red lights on all these traffic signals. And, like I said, as a kid, I thought this was really neat, because it was like, wow, you could get all green lights.
But, I bring up the point to reinforce the conversation I was having with my client, is that when you are in alignment with what it is that you have intended for yourself, there will be an ease to what you’re doing.
I’m not saying, or implying, that it will be “easy.”
I’m saying that there will be an “ease” to it. There won’t be major, major frustrations, and it won’t be burdensome. It won’t be this thing that’s going to drag you down. There will be some level of ease to it, as long as you don’t push it, as long as you don’t drag your feet. As long as you keep moving in the [TAG-Tec]intention[/TAG-Tec] that you have for yourself, there will be an ease to life.
Now, that doesn’t mean that a guy’s not going to cut you off. That doesn’t mean that there’s not going to be a pothole in the street and you have to change lanes, or even get a flat tire from the pothole. It doesn’t mean that a tractor trailer isn’t going to jackknife in the street, or there’ll be some construction, and you have to go a different route.
But there’s always going to be some level of ease to what it is you’re doing. So if you’re in a situation where you feel your life is frustrating, if you feel that things just aren’t working, they just aren’t clicking, then you may want to consider that you might not be in alignment with what your true intentions are.
And, again, I don’t want to imply that you will not run into any challenges. I’m not saying that, oh, once you are in alignment, everything’s going to happen exactly the way you want it to. Because there are going to be things that come about. And these things come about in order to teach you lessons in order to help you grow, in order to make you stronger.
But they won’t seem to be these horrible, horrible things. They won’t be things that you’re going to hate, or that are going to rob you of your energy or enthusiasm for whatever it is you have.
They’re going to be, what I like to call “fun challenges”. They’re going to be things that you’re going to be able to see, and as a very intellectually- and emotionally-stimulating event, that is helping you to get from one level to the next level.
Look at what it is you’re doing in your life, and ask , “does this have the level of ease that I would like in the things that I’m doing?” Or, “am I struggling?” “Is this difficult?” “Is this ‘hard’?”
If so, you may want to really look at what it is you are intending for yourself, and actually ask yourself if you are in true alignment with what it is you say you want for yourself.
Maybe you’re speeding and you’re trying to do it faster than you should (being impatient)
Maybe you’re driving too slow and dragging your feet (procrastinating).
Either way, you might not be going the “speed limit” to get all of your green lights.
So, something to think about.
Yours In Creation