What’s Right About This That I’m Not Getting?


I’m one of those people you read about that does things that you think “who on earth could be that stupid?”  Yep, that’s me.

Here’s a recent example that I’ve been living with the past few days … you know when you take your sim card out of the iPhone and it’s in a little cradle, well, I was trying out a new phone and went to stick my sim card in the new phone without putting it in the cradle. Yes, it got stuck.

For the first 30 seconds I totally flipped out, as if someone had just put ice cubes down my pants. How can I get it out? How can I fix it? Who can fix it? What am I going to do without my phone? What about my business? How am I going to post Instagram pictures for work?

A little on the crazy side. A little on the insane side of the spectrum. And yes, a little heavy on the scales of over-reaction.

Thankfully it was only a 30-second frenzy.

I let it go, and asked a question:

What’s right about this I’m not getting?

AMAZING what clarity this simple question gave me.

After a busy couple of weeks, I had been asking for a couple of days to re-group, re-energize and re-charge my creativity, as I was feeling pretty crap and run down. Sore throat. Headache. And desperately needing a solid 8-hour sleep.

All I wanted was a couple of days out of time, just for me.

And the universe answered in the most weird and wonderful way. Creating the space for me to be completely disconnected from the world. Beautiful don’t you think.

So, next time something ‘happens’ that at first seems like a disaster, I encourage you to ask, “What’s right about this that I’m not getting?”

Perhaps you were asking for it, and it showed up in an unexpected way.


This tool was inspired by my learnings from Access Consciousness classes. 

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