Coaching Corner: I want it now!
by Marilou Butcher Roth, Master Coach
As I type this morning, we are awaiting news from our Vet regarding one of our sweet dogs, Zoe. She has some swollen lymph nodes which were tested yesterday, along with bloodwork, to determine if she may have lymphoma. As you would expect, we have been on pins and needles waiting for this important call.
This seems to be one of those moments where I need to tap into something I speak of often, being open to learning in each and every situation. Clearly, I have not been in a comfortable place with this situation, sometimes fully experiencing my fear and other times, numbing out. What can I learn about myself in the midst of this?
Realizing I am helping no one by fretting, I have allowed myself to be fully present with the situation, and yes, I still feel fear. In this current state of being present, I am no longer experiencing the resistance I had been feeling, rather a deep trust that I have absolutely no control over this situation.
When I am in the space of “NO!,” my body becomes tense and my mind is clouded with a mish-mash of thoughts, none of which feel particularly comfortable. Moving into a different feeling of allowing is a lovely shift, the tension is gone and I am easily able to focus on other items, such as writing this post.
I know all too well how it feels to want immediate answers, especially to situations that are scary. How can you use your breath, your body, to create more ease within, allowing the waiting times to be so much easier? Again, its always a choice and I am appreciating this calmer space as I wait for our call.