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When the weather forces us to slow down.

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Yesterday, the state of Luxembourg has sent out an excessive snow and ice warning, asking people to stay at home. Schools are closed and trucks are being stopped on the roads.

These moments where we tend to get mad at things like:

"I won't make it to this important meeting!"

"I should have taken the documents with me to work from here. Now I can't finish in time!"

And we carry these emotions with us all day long unless we accept this spontaneous pause and be grateful that we can confidently allow ourselves to go within.

Life keeps unfolding in its magical way, no matter how hard we try to change it.

It's our choice to surrender and be happy or to resist and having a tough ride.

We're constantly in a rush. Being it job, friends, family, we seem to believe that we would die if we hold on for a second.

“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” ― Eckhart Tolle

This morning I was involved in a blissful moment, showing how this process of resistance manifests within us.

I'm currently living in a shared room in the house of a friend and his family. When I woke up in the morning, I went down to the kitchen having my coffee.

My friend just had a little argument with his 4-year-old boy who wanted to watch cartoons.

Since he wasn't allowed to, he stood there in despair and you could almost feel his disappointment.

So I looked over at him and asked: "What are your favorite games you play?"

And within a second, the energy changed. He was telling me about his games, visibly happy and excited about the fun.

We all feel disappointed when something doesn't go according to our desires.

Children have it much easier to change if something doesn't go as per their will, since they don't stick to it at all costs!

If you give them an alternative which they like, they just jump on it. No questions asked!

We adults have widely lost this natural reaction. But we have so many things we enjoy, to which we can switch if we're able to let go of our attachments.

The weather today might have stopped you from pursuing your original plans. But instead of focusing on everything you can't do, be open to all the other opportunities it brings.

If you love reading and you never have time for it. Thank the weather and take out your book. Enjoy it!

Whatever it is, indulge and make it a moment of magic.

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