Embracing Disappointment. Mastery Newsletter July 16, 2019

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A rainy summer Sunday afternoon.

 

Great moment to head over to the rec centre and sit in a sauna.

 

Only to be met by a sign:

Sauna closed.

We are waiting for parts.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

How would you respond?

 

In the past, I would have been quite upset. Cue the internal rant and rave…Kicking myself for not phoning to check first.

 

So, it was with a pleasant surprise that I noted my response these days.

 

Well, well. Ok, so what is Plan B?

 

Drive for ten more minutes to another rec centre?

 

Go back home and have a bath instead?

 

I noted my internal calm.

 

Something has happened. I think it is mostly from my Laughter Yoga experience.

 

You know the saying: “Someday we’ll look back on this and laugh?”

 

If so, why not laugh now?

 

Because of a decade plus of laughing daily for 10-15 minutes, I don’t seem to need to laugh to let go of this kind of disappointment.

 

Somehow, I no longer even view it as a disappointment.

 

Most interestingly, it is just an inner smile that responds to the event.

 

Byron Katie says it is “loving what is.”

 

I am so grateful to Dr. Madan Kataria for creating Laughter Yoga in 1995.

 

Laughter Yoga is what has enabled this sense of calm. The calm that remains when “life throws a dare” as Dr. K. would say.

 

I ended up at home soaking in a bath.

 

It wasn’t my first preference. But it was still lovely.

 

Do you have a similar tool in your tool box for embracing disappointment?

 

If not, consider taking up Laughter Yoga for a great personal development path.

 

 

 

 

 

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