Yesterday I had the misfortune of witnessing a pretty horrific motorcycle accident. Thankfully I wasn't driving and was able to hide from everything after seeing the initial impact . . . and by the grace of a Higher Power the motorcyclist was still alive when we left the scene. Needless to say I was shaken - it's hard not to be when you see an accident that could have easily taken a life. * deep breath *
What I found interesting in the ensuing conversation however, was how quickly things turned to "Whose fault was it?" In this case there was no question the motorcycle was clearly speeding. But at the end of the day when someone is that hurt, does it matter whose fault it is?
Today's question is: How am I allowing others the freedom to take responsibility for their own actions and thoughts?
When I sat with this for a little while I found myself in a place of compassion instead of judgment. Steering away from "Who was at fault?", to "He made a bad choice . . . and I hope he's OK."
Think about your relationships - with your kids, co-workers, partners and friends. Are you allowing them the freedom to take responsibility for their own actions and thoughts? Spend some time with your journal and pen in a comfy chair - tea & coffee is optional - meditating in a way that feels right for you.
Have a lovely day, and I'll see you back here next week for another Sunday Meditation.
Meet me here on Saturdays for some weekly vibes - honoring the week that has past, and clearing the way for what's new. Gather your journal and favorite pen, along with a hot cup of coffee/tea/chai - and settle in for 30 minutes dedicated to YOU.