I fell in love with Sean Connery when I was about five. Not, as you might imagine, given the title of this post, as James Bond, but as Michael McBride in Darby O’Gill and the Little People, one of the first movies I remember seeing (after Sleeping Beauty, my age five favorite). Please don’t consider this a recommendation of the movie, unless you are interested in seeing a very young, very handsome (in my opinion) Sean Connery.
Actually, Sean Connery has nothing to do with this post other than an opportunity for me to reminisce about being little, experiencing a "first crush." Oh, and being able to see WHY I had that experience in the first place. My goodness, he was handsome! Okay, okay, back to "reality." What “Shaken, Not Stirred” really has to do with is the process I feel like I’m going through. You know those times of growth that feel like your very foundations are being rattled rather than life being gently stirred? Yep, this is one of those shaken times. Fortunately, I think I’m learning that being shaken in this sense isn’t necessarily bad. Even that the unsettling isn’t bad, just another opportunity to learn a new sense of balance, to embrace the uncertainty. Part of my recent teachings have been around the idea of choice, of being able to step into a new choice at any time. If, indeed, we are new creations in every moment, this unsettling and regaining of balance is really just part of the process. So, I may as well get used to it – and learn to enjoy the ride, including the spills I take! (Aaacck!)
Just for fun, who was YOUR first crush?
Are you being shaken? Stirred? Osterized? In what way(s)? How are you dealing with it?