I have a dentist appointment this morning. What does that have to do with spirituality, you might ask. I have come to know that anything can be brought into play in that realm depending on our outlook. Here’s what I mean.
Over the last ten years I have had dental check-ups twice a year and only once has it involved more than a cleaning – that being one small cavity. (I often say my teeth aren’t pretty but they are strong and healthy!) Today’s visit will involve replacement of a crown – a rather more involved process that will involve novocaine and a fair amount of drilling. The truth is, it will probably hurt. The amazing thing today is that I’m not dwelling on that part of the day but rather on the fact that by the time the novocaine wears off my mouth will be healthy and free of decay and I will be good to go!
My point is that a shift in attitude has a lot to do with how an experience can play out for us. Worrying about pain that is not yet present is a waste of energy. I would do better to spend my time welcoming the feeling of blessing that I have a good dental team. Living from the inside is always a good idea and days like today help me to remember that fact.
I have to go now and brush my teeth. I don’t want to be late for my appointment! Blessings on whatever your day holds!