Election day has come and gone, and I’ll still eat my salad, talk to some people, breathe and live my life. Probably play some music, and wonder how Joe Satriani plays what he plays with only 10 fingers.
Changes have happened now . . . they are always happening. My way of dealing with change (whether judged as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ or ‘neutral’), whether it’s political/external, spiritual/internal, or just plain old circumstantial (internal or external), is to notice what is happening, become educated without getting lost in the data, and make everyday choices that help me to be the best person I am, within each circumstance, using whatever tools I have at my disposal, with the best understanding I have about how to use those tools.
That’s a very long way of saying I strive to be mindful of reality, and respond/adapt accordingly. Then be mindful of the consequences, and then respond/adapt again.
I’m often asked how I remain calm in the middle of a crisis. It involves acceptance of a situation as it is. It involves understanding that we are not bound by other peoples’ expectations (well, we are bound by laws, and basic moral/ethical stuff if we choose to be) of how things are supposed to go. I understand that we can blaze new trails, try new ways of looking at things, new ways of doing things.
I hope that each of us will look at ourselves, and see how we can accept, adapt, and respond to daily situations in our lives.
Learn an instrument, play with a child, pet a puppy, listen to water or wind. Just make sure you take time to not need to pay too much attention to time for a bit.