by Nick Andrea
I get annoyed fairly regularly because I’m stubborn and I don’t like it when events occur that interrupt my flow. For example, after taking my dog to the dog park yesterday, I came home and had a lot of work to do. My fiance had walked him before she went to work because he tends to drink a lot there. I assumed, therefore, that he wouldn’t have to go again for a while.
So, I began my work and some minutes later heard him pacing – not a good sign. I come out of my office to find that he already peed all over the mudroom. AArrrghhhh!!
So, I got really irritated. Yet, another thought concurrently arose in that inner space – this is just the flow of the universe at this point in space and time. It’s not good or bad, but my annoyance is the result of resistance to this flow. To go deeper, it is because in that moment I felt I was supposed to be doing something else – working – when in fact my most sacred and holy purpose, then, was to be cleaning up dog piss and taking him out again to make sure he didn’t have to go any more. If I had been flexible enough to see is that way I would have been happy as a hog in a mudpit.
This example clearly illustrates how perception shapes our experience. There is a cosmic flow to everything, and it is OUR flow. When we are annoyed, irritated, or angry it is because we are just not in tune with it. Food for thought…
**Sidenote: at my ripe young age without children, I am certain that parenthood will be a grand opportunity to realize this. Requirement: Trust.