Sometimes you just have to hit “Restart.” A predecessor of mine used to say, ” You can start your day over at any time.” Today was one of those days. And I need to hit restart rather quickly.
The first hour or so is always a little rushed in the mornings. The main priority is getting the kids fed and off to school on time. For some reason, this morning I caught myself being a bit short and quickly agitated. We weren’t running late; the kids were all in good moods. We were making good time, and I felt like I had slept okay. I could not explain it. I simply seem to be irritated at the little things that usually would not bother me.
After the kids were all taken care of, I went upstairs to the meditation room. I sat down and began applying the ‘Calm’ oil my wife encouraged me to use. And prepared myself for my morning meditation. I glanced out the window for a moment and noticed how it was a bright, beautiful sunny morning. Something I didn’t see earlier, as I was taking my son to school. All I noticed then was how cold it was and the frost on my wife’s van windows. I needed to a Restart!
I sat there for a moment, acknowledging the brightness of the day outside. The voice of my predecessor in my head telling me, “Just Hit Restart.” I turned on the traditional ambient music; I quite enjoy Native American Flute. I had my hematite stone in my left hand and my obsidian stone in my right. Took my opening three deep breaths and proceeded to do a 10-minute meditation on the First Step’s mantra, “Change begins with Hope.”
That’s all I needed. I realized that everything that had happened before that moment was in the past. All I needed to do was Restart my day. The rest of my morning was like a whole different day. On my way into the office, I even seem to flow right through morning traffic. The liberation I felt, the gratitude I have for my predecessors for the simple reminder, that I can, at any time, choose to “Restart” my day!
“Always Aspire to inspire, before we expire.”