In the case of the air mask, something struck me recently as I began to think about the current financial crisis and how I have responded. For one, it seemed to me that is selfish to think of placing a mask on me first, then my children. After all, aren't we taught (and innately feel) that we should put the needs of our children first in these situations? The other thing that came to mind was how much I had been "tuning-out" during the last 12 months, despite all the warning signs that things were about to get ugly.
A few observations from this analogy that keep me positively focused during this unsettling period:
- Yes, there is an emergency, but yes, I have been prepared for this eventuality, and have a plan to deal with it.
- There is help available, the oxygen mask if you will, which has been given to me to use if needed.
- I must first ensure that I have pure oxygen flowing to me, before I help others with their need. It is essential that I be strong and available to help those unable to help themselves.
Yes, the flight attendant's drone will go on, but this time pay attention.
Until next post, continue to believe, achieve, receive. SDG -JBHIV