Oh how we want to kick and scream and run away when things aren’t going our way. It’s a natural tendency, but does it really get us out of trouble? No, in fact, it does quite the opposite.
Joyful Springers attune. They understand that what they resist persists, so instead of “covering their ears,” they tune in to what their experiencing.
The more you hate something, the tighter you hang onto it. If you truly want to move beyond unpleasant circumstances, make friends with them. One way to do that is to have a “conversation” with your situation. Give it a name and settle in to have a chat with it. This may sound crazy, but you’ll be amazed at how often bad experiences fall away when you invite them to reveal the wisdom they hold for you.
[Unlike much of the country, our area got very little snow this year. But we did get an inch or so that stayed around for about 14 hours one day last month. Ducky and I enjoyed it immensely, and I'd say she was attuned to it, and the dune grass, quite beautifully. ]
Andrea (Ande) Rains Waggener, is an author and fanatical dog mom and a practicing Joyful Springer.
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