Have you ever wanted something really badly? You waited patiently. You may have even waited impatiently, and …
All you hear is crickets.
There’s a job you want, a promotion you’re hoping you’ll get, a baby you’re trying to have, a settlement that seems it’s taking forever to finalize, or a home you want to sell desperately, and again …
All you hear is crickets.
We’ve all been there, or we’re right smack-dab in the middle of it at this very moment. I’ve been in this place for some time now. It’s certainly not fun. And, I have been learning the big lessons of faith and trust on a level I’ve not yet experienced --- But today it dawned on me!
What if I made friends with the crickets?!
That’s right!...friends with those gosh-darned crickets. I know this sounds crazy, but here’s the inspiration I received this morning, and am inspired to share.
I’ve been cursing those crickets! I’ve been telling everyone about my irritating crickets. I’ve been lamenting, worrying, fretting, obsessing … well, you get the point … about those darn crickets.
And, often to our dismay, you and I both understand that whatever we focus on tends to get bigger, right?! It’s the magnifying glass affect. Like, that irritating person at work who always seems to hover around your work area, or how you always get stuck in traffic, or you’re never the one recognized for the work you do --- blah, blah, blah …
Fortunately, life shows us exactly what we’re thinking and speaking. That’s the power of our words, and of those unspoken, but often-played “tapes” rolling around in our heads damning our own lives with pitiful and victim-filled thoughts. Those are the “silent killers” in my book.
Look around your life; what’s happening? If it’s not what you desire, it’s more than likely that you’ve been focused on “crickets.” The beautiful part of all of this is we get to choose our focus.
So, today I’m choosing to bless my crickets.
Yep, we’re becoming best-buddy-pals, and I’m seeing what the crickets might have been trying to teach me. It’s not only faith and trust in life’s process and timing, but they’ve shown me where my focus was not lined up with what I want. I was lined up with (focused on) crickets --- what I don’t want.
Ugghhh … so what’s next then?
I can certainly choose better thoughts. I can stop resisting what is. I can begin focusing my attention on the positive aspects of my life, like how I am blessed with family, friends, my health, a home, food on the table, fresh running water, clothing, and a running vehicle.
I can become more aware and self-correct each time a “cricket” thought pops in my head, or slides off my tongue. That’s self-empowerment. That’s clarity, and I’m all about both of those qualities in my life.
So, what might you learn from your “crickets?” Is there a part of your life you’re obsessing about? Is it stealing your joy? Is it taking your focus off of all the things you do have to be grateful for, and placing them --- in a magnified way --- on what you want, and still don’t have?
Make peace with the crickets.
Everything happens when it’s ready to happen, right? This has been my life experience. My life has given me solid evidence that things eventually always do work out. Rock solid evidence ... why should it be any different this time?
If you’re feeling particularly challenged by some gosh-darned crickets, one of my favorite subjects to coach around is finding “miracles and magic in the mess.” Contact me and let’s have a conversation that matters. Contact me for a complimentary, ½-hour discovery session.
I help others see Magic and Miracles in the Mess of this journey we all life.