I often charge through life, I get it from my Dad. Yesterday, I wrote about slowing down. Today, I started my day with Physical Therapy for my recently repaired knee. At the end of every PT session, I spend 15 minutes icing, a great time for reflection.
During this time, I found myself comparing some of my PT activities with my life and my tendency to charge like a bull.
One of my more favorite activities, requires me to strap on a belt with an elastic leash and charge up and down the halls with an aide in tout. I start by going forwards, oh so easy. Peggy says “Your good at this, way better than the guy yesterday”, I’m used to this type of forward momentum. I can see in front of me, my legs move with confidence from years of walking this way. I know how to get this done!
Next I move to side steps, a bit of a challenge, but doable. I am not fully able to see what is to come, but I trust my friend Peggy as she holds my leash and coaxes me through the movements.
And lastly, I walk backwards. This is much harder! I must carefully lay down each of my feet, have conviction that my muscles know how to react, and completely trust that Peggy won’t let me hit a wall or person, or trip over a fallen object.
Like life, when we slow down we are capable of accomplishing the unknown (walking backwards) if we trust in the universe, our own developed strength, and our ability to conquer things foreign, we can achieve great feats. And oh what a feeling it is to face these obsticles with faith and grace and to see that we can overcome even those challenges we may not see coming because we all, at times, walk blindly through life. As even the most adept of planners cannot foresee all that this world will bring, good and bad! So walk on, and remember if you get stuck to trust and move slow.