Dropping In On Myself

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Sounds a bit spooky, isn’t it?  Dropping in on myself.  But that is exactly what I have been doing lately.  Think of it as flash meditation. In any given moment, dropping in to see how I am doing.  Any place.  Any time.  And if desired, alter the state of my feeling.

Just today, I was on my way to the shop to get my car fixed.  While enroute, my car went dead in the middle of traffic.  There I was, waiting for the tow truck to show up, supposedly within an hour.  I was on pins and needles.

You see, despite my emergency flashers blinking, cars were coming right up to my bumper. As if awaken at the last minute, drivers were pulling out left and right from my car’s behind.  Honking all around by them, by others honking at them or me?

As I called the dispatcher to inquire the tow truck status, I dropped in on myself.  And what I noticed was: my voice was about to crack.  Trying to not sound panicking but seeing the cars kept coming in my rear view mirror, I really wanted to say where the heck is the damn truck?

But instead, I said something to the effect, “given the circumstance I would appreciate if the tow truck can come sooner rather than later.” The tow truck finally showed up, a bit late.  But the notable moment was I managed to reframe my energy to stay calm and did not freak out.

Thanks to me dropping in on myself.

Do you catch yourself in the midst of . . .?

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