Yesterday I went to the gym planning to have a long steam bath after my workout. So after my yoga session I trotted along to the cloakrooms only to see, standing right in the middle of the entrance, a big sign ‘MEN AT WORK’! what I thought?! No way! How does this work in a ladies cloakroom? I wasn’t the only one protesting inwardly, in fact a whole bunch of buck naked women were complaining their teeth off, talking to each other about how its ridiculous that they can’t have a shower after a workout, and how dare management do something like this without warning.
As I sat on the bench the picture of bliss and relaxation in that steam room dissolved in my mind, leaving me wet with sweat and limp with disappointment. (yes, it is only a steam bath, but still, it was a treat to myself after slogging for days…). However, since I fully believe that all things come together for my good (a biblical concept), my disappointment merged into acceptance, acceptance into action, and I happily decided to have a swim at home instead. However not so happy were the gaggle of naked women whose protestations, loud ones, slid through the passages of the ladies change rooms as I left. How silly, they were arguing with the attendant there, the attendant who was only implementing management’s decision??? I ask you? Likely that these very same wingeing ladies would be the first to complain if the showers stopped working!!!
Having been a similar moaner groaner in my life (my past life that is, er mostly) I’m not blaming them, but I notice how easy it is for human beings to resist, resist and resist – anything that goes contrary to plan is resisted! But what if the maintenance crew working that day was THE plan: the plan to make sure you weren’t driving home an hour later; or stepping off a side walk in front of an out of control taxi? To live in tune with yourself, your Soul and life, best not to resist what’s trying to happen. Consider the lady whose dawdling child made her a few minutes late for work – at the twin towers – on 9/11!
So maintenance men in your cloakroom, being stuck in traffic or not getting that job you so want. Relax. It’s time to live life in tune with Life! It holds a much broader plan for you life than taking a shower on time.