Head on collision at 10 mph
I was in a head on collision this morning in a parking lot. A man had just tested positive for Covid and he was FREAKED OUT so he started to black out. And, staring right at us, hit our car. Because of this tiny fraction of time his car is mangled. It was his only source of income as a delivery man.
How often does this happen in life? Something freaks us out and we watch ourselves run right into it by just freezing for just an ostrich moment only to snap to awareness to see we are worse off than before?
It’s hard to face the hard stuff sometimes.
But hard stuff not dealt with leads to harder, more complicated stuff. It doesn’t just go away, we run into it anyway.
I remember complaining about the divorce – wanting to just wake up on the other side so I didn’t have to walk through all of the emotional trauma associated with the nature of that season in my life. But, I would have been worse off. I needed to deal with the good, the bad, and the ugly to make it out a stronger human on the other side. And, I am a stronger human for it.
This sort of thing can be small – not wanting to make a phone call that must be made or scheduling to have a cavity filled. Or, it can be big – paying the bills or breaking up with your significant other. Regardless of big or small, the issue does not get solved without some sort of action and avoiding it does not make it better, it only compounds it. Lean into it.