My mother is visiting me and said this morning, “I’m washing my hands because I just touched the dirty laundry in the hamper and I don’t know where you’ve been.” At the same time, the news was on in the background reporting Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancée lawsuit because essentially she didn’t know where he had been either. (I know – joking about serious matters may be off-putting, but stick with me for a second. Lately, the news has been heavy unfortunately.) Do you wash your hands of things that are uncomfortable? Do you bust a move when life gets challenging?
Why not stick with it and see the challenges as opportunities? In fact, back to Sheen’s HIV mess, I just watched a Forensic Files (don’t judge me; it’s a guilty pleasure) where a woman had been injected with HIV by her boyfriend who was a doctor and told her it was a vitamin B shot. It’s hard to say why people choose to do the things they do. It may leave you scratching or shaking your head, even. Here’s the thing, what opportunity can you see in it?
While Bush and Biden joke about Biden’s bust unveiling, the whole world is trying to make sense of the Paris, San Bernardino and other senseless shootings. Many people are crying. Many are scared it can happen to them. But will you bust a move?
To run scared is a choice many will make. My call-to-action to you, dear reader, is this. When the fear fills inside you, instead shift it to love. I didn’t say it would be easy. To remain calm and filled with love is infinitely more difficult than to run scared. Turn scared into sacred with the shift of one letter. You can do it too. When you successfully shift that fear to love, then you will see how you too can be part of the solution our world needs right now. Who knows, maybe the solution you find will leave the world wanting to make a bust of you some day, too.