Yesterday I was picking up Matt from work, like the good girlfriend that I am, and on the way home I stalled the car. No big deal right? I was in the wrong gear going round a corner and well, I stalled. So I had to stop the car and re-start the engine. Fine. All good. However the driver behind me got super impatient, heaven forbid I hold them up for a minute. So they pull out, over take me and the passenger was so so angry at me, flinging arms around with such an aggressive look on his face. Honestly, I just burst into tears.
I just don't understand how a person can get so so angry over such a minor thing.
Yet I got upset. After a few (okay a lot) of tears, a drive home and a chat to Matt, I let it go. I have a habit of taking things to heart too much, you know how you dwell on that one slightly negative comment rather than all the many positive comments? Yes that.
When someone gets so angry like that it's a reflection on themselves. Not on you. Their problem is not with you, it is in fact something they need to work on within themselves. So my lesson from this incident with the angry car man (who wasn't even driving!) is not to take things to heart. To let it go and wash over me.
Last night on my walk home from teaching yoga I was greeted by the beautiful shining full moon. I gave thanks to the universe for setting me on this path, gave thanks to all those who inspire me. I let go of any reservations or insecurities - because let's face it, leaving the security of a regular pay check to teach yoga and spread the light can be pretty damn scary. I made space for taking on new adventures and an abundance of possibilities. Today with the sun on my face, streaming through the windows of the studio while teaching a yoga class. I feel blessed. So thank you moon and thank you sun. Thank you earth for always being under my bare, dirty, yogi feet and always being there to support me.
And thank you angry car man for allowing me to learn to let go.