Accept and move on, that my mantra for the moment. I almost got hit two times on one very short and easy car ride. I’ve decided that it’s not serving me to focus on the drivers. They are accountable and responsible for their own choices. I get to decide how I want to move on from here. I made one a driving lesson for my daughter of what to do and what not to do if and when she has an experience like the one we had. The second one, I reminded myself that I’m safe. Since I’m an aware driver, I avoided being hit two times on one drive, that’s pretty good. Now, it’s time accept what happened, and move on. I let the experience help me teach and be grateful for being an aware driver—blessings abound!
Accept and move on—That’s what I’m working on right now. Using my body, I shake my arms over my head and drop them down with a noise to release any residual energy. I do this as much as I need to until I feel a sense of peace.
I have so much going on in my life, it can be very easy to get stuck in the stories of what happened years ago, months ago, days ago, or moments ago. I know there are things I might need to process and heal, but there are other things that if I ask myself, How will holding onto this affect me in one month? How long will it affect my life in 24-hours? If the answer is, it won’t, I know that I can probably accept and move on. That doesn’t mean I might not vent it first, but I see venting like a dog shaking off a stressful moment. It’s what I need to do to release any stressful energy that is stuck in my body. There is a reason dancing is so beneficial for our mental health. There is a time and place to shake it off.
Accept and move on—Deep breath in and out. Letting go is a peaceful place. I’m not saying I go here all the time, but I’m going here now. And now is the only place I ever HAVE to be.
With Love and Gratitude,
Rachel Wolff, author of Letters from a Better Me and host of From A Loving Place with Author Rachael Wolff podcast