I received a rejection today! And because I walk my talk, I decided to step into my own advice and tell myself that divine forces are giving me an opportunity to be strong and to thrive using the gift of the present moment! So I began to meditate on this question: What is the gift of this moment?
I immediately connected to my six-month-old baby, who is constantly in the present, even when he is not getting what he wants. He cries for a while, with all his might, but as his attention turns to the beauty occurring in same moment of NO, he chooses to focus on what is here now and now that he can enjoy. Before I know it he is giggling and moving forward with whatever happens. He is not “hanging on” to the drama or the trauma of the NO.
This is remarkable, because he is a baby and therefore not emotionally developed. And yet, his innocence, his desire to be loved, and his ability to be redirected to happiness gets him the ultimate gift: a huge YES from the divine!
The YES here is the unconditional love of the mother, who will not abandon him. And the YES for me today is the gift of learning to be like a baby and enjoy the beauty of NOW!