Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Are You Temporarily Unavailable?

I tried to sign into my Facebook account just now and received the response:

Account Temporarily Unavailable
Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue.
We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes.

I thought to myself how very appropriate that my Facebook account is reflecting my mood. We know metaphysically that our outer experience reflects our innermost thoughts. After an incredibly high experience on Sunday I found myself on Monday feeling like I just didn’t want to climb the next mountain ahead.

Unpack the supplies. Send the Sherpas home. Crawl back in bed and don’t even pet the cats. Pathetic, yet true. This “account” was temporarily unavailable due to a personal site crash.

Part of acknowledging our mission in life as we work toward our vision is recognizing our need to rest and regenerate. We don’t expect to drive our car for weeks without putting gas in the tank. Well, my husband, Paul, does. He owns a Prius, but that’s not the point. We can so easily become caught up in projects, responsibility and life in general that we forget to eat (or eat junk because it’s quick), work late into the evening or refuse to step away from the computer to just relax.

My Facebook account is up and running again. I assume it’s because the Facebook technical staff scurried about tweaking what needed attention. Whatever they did it worked.

I’m up and running again as well. Fortunately, I have a team of specialists (my prayer partner, my ministerial mentor, my new massage trade partner and my chiropractor) who each found a component in my life that needed re-calibrating, replacing or repairing.

What’s out of synch in your psyche today? What’s the one thing you could change about your thinking that would make all the difference in the world in how you are viewing your life today? You’ll only find out if you stop the craziness and jealously take a few minutes or more for yourself. If that feels selfish understand this:  If you continue down a path of non-stop service or work for everyone else to your own determent you will soon not be any good to anyone, including yourself.

This “account” is now, once again, completely available.

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,

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