Andrew Shirres, our Practice Development Coach, was handed the high seas, darkly dramatic ‘shark’ card from Ups and Downs and invited to put pen to paper…
There’s a big scary shark headed our way.
Frightening isn’t it?
Or maybe not.
While we might sit there nervously thinking ‘what did I do to deserve this?’ we could choose another way. We could wonder, ‘How can we face life’s challenges with the equanimity of that little person in that tiny bathtub?’
When it feels as if life is charging headlong at us, when we know that a ‘big moment’ is just around the corner, we can wonder about what we might do to face the inevitable with the ‘fold your arms kind of calm’ we would all like to display.
Maybe, just maybe, we might think this isn’t the first time this has happened. Perhaps we will remember what we did to get through the last time. Or who was with us. Or what we learned.
We might think life goes on. We might decide our little bathtub is small enough to rise and fall with the turbulence, that we are adaptable beings, and we can ride this one out.
We might also decide that we are the right person for this task or that we have faced tougher times before and survived.
We might anticipate, accept and embrace the challenge while planning for what’s next.
We could do these things while folding our arms, leaning back just a bit, and floating gently in our little bathtub.