~ Albert Einstein
Stretch, Stretch, Stretch and Stretch some more!
I am a firm believer that the Universe always delivers to us exactly what we need exactly when we need it. Sometimes it takes us longer to appreciate and understand the gifts. This is especially true when the gifts appear as garbage.
The month of April gifted me a pretty full bag of mixed garbage. I had just started working solely from home and that space has been dimished by having my sister-in-law and her two children occupying it. This morning I could feel my own skin beginning to suffocate me.
Then I stepped outside and saw a beautiful butterfly, just in time to remind me about the process of transformation. It's the determined caterpillars that squeeze out of their comfortable coccoon through a tiny pinhole. The process is difficult; many will die along the way. The ones that embraced the challenge elevated from slow slugs to beautiful free flying eye-catching miracles.
This morning I realized that in order for me to continue my own personal and professional growth, the universe has presented me with an amazing challenge. It is time for me to stretch my limitations beyond my comfort zone. Just as I have learned to stretch my body with ease at yoga, it's time for me to stretch my mind and stretch it some more.
As I observed my home in complete chaos this morning, I actually experienced a miracle. The boys were running up and down the stairs with their hands all over the walls, fighting over a pair of underwear, their clothes everywhere and their mother already off at work. I truly felt completely calm and realized that five minutes before death none of this was going to matter.
Miracles do not show up in your comfort zone. Next time you are challenged to the point that you want to burst out of your skin, remember that the universe wants to give you a miracle.
Being Happy, Healthy and Fit often means you have to stretch beyond your comfort zone. Whether you want to lose weight, gain strength, become more flexible or less stressed, you will have to stretch, stretch and stretch your self-imposed limitations some more!
Practice patience and push like the caterpillar. Simply apply determination to every goal you set. Approach every challenge with gratitude. Turn your garbage into gifts. Elevate your consciousness and set yourself free. You too, can become a beautiful eye-catching miracle.