I heard Pema Chödrön, one of my favorite authors/speakers/teachers of all time recently speak of ‘small grievances’ and how we can use little challenges, pains or annoyances to calibrate ourselves for gracefully handling larger sufferings and life’s greater challenges.
Being a naturally impatient person, that is also a recovering control freak, I love this concept as it can be put into play every hour, daily. Leaning into discomfort instead of shying away from it. Travel is the perfect playing ground for this. I mean it’s literally littered with opportunity to be upset, pissed off and grated against whilst tired, hungry and jet lagged.
The idea of polishing ones mirror can be pretty much adopted at all times!! And at work, and in traffic, and with the kids, and so on and so on…
Sent with love,