We have all our plans and things we want to accomplish. And then life happens – unexpected interruptions keeping us from our intended tasks. But beyond mere frustrations, we can learn to yield to the moment.
Sometimes it’s traffic, or an urgent phone call, or just the inconvenient needs of others. But rarely does our day go as smooth as expected.
And while relatively small matters, these interruptions in the flow of our day are still enough to make us mad and we need to let off steam.
But maybe before our blood boils, it’s best to learn how to simply yield.
Like water over a rock, yielding is our way of accepting reality on its own terms.
While things are not as we want them to be, we accept the unchanging reality of what is in this present moment.
The interruption doesn’t change just because we’re mad.
At the same time, accepting reality doesn’t automatically eliminate our frustration. We might legitimately be upset as the interruption still comes with an unexpected cost in our day.
But even here, as we accept reality, including our frustration, we’re freed to receive whatever the moment has to offer.
There’s often much more joy, beauty, and love available in each moment than we allow ourselves to be aware of. And yielding to the moment opens us to these gifts.
No longer does anger or resentment have to be our dominant experience. As we yield, we’re free to accept ALL that is.
Be upset when the interruptions of life come. But rather than staying in frustration, learn to yield to the moment and open to the fullness of life and goodness available.