Timing is everything!

I was on a long drive yesterday in conditions that could only ever happen in England, in April! We started off in lovely spring sunshine, and after about half an hour were driving into a sky that was battleship grey, split by forked lightening and soon I appeared to be piloting a submarine! It was just some of the nastiest motorway driving I have done in years. This cycle of sun and rain continued as we drove north and east.

Our journey, luckily, was without incident and we arrived safely. However, we must have past at least 3 accidents en route. Now, I don’t imagine any of those people left home expecting that day to be any different from any other; they didn’t expect to suddenly suffer some mechanical fault, or be the victim of some random idiot, or have their own misjudgement so horribly called to account. The fact is that ‘stuff’ happens, and if our only strategy is to assume that it only happens to other people then one day, who knows, there might be a painful and rude awakening.

Perhaps had each of these people driven just a little faster, or a little slower, they would not have been in Harm’s way. In life, timing is really everything. Things you can get away with one day, you are punished for another; things you are rewarded at one time can later count against you. I hasten to add; I am not just talking about driving accidents, but life in general, and Change in particular.

So, the key is remaining aware and sensitive to your environment; extending your sensitivities and tuning in, rather than numbing out. You have to be responsible for what you are doing rather than switching to ‘cruise control’.

“Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It’s all about timing.” Stacey Charter
“When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute – and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.”
            Albert Einstein

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