Running on Empty
Talking on the phone today I noticed the gauge…again…it’s been on since Monday but I had successfully ignored it and then, sitting at a stop light, it moved below the E. Yikes! I held my breath and when the light turned green I ever so lightly pressed the gas pedal. Of course the next stop light turned red and the traffic in front of me crawled. “Come on!” When I arrived at the gas station all the pumps had vehicles parked in front of them. “You gotta be kidding me!” Finally an open spot, I pulled up, started pumping gas and exhaled a huge sigh of relief. While standing there I thought to myself; “What silliness this anxiety you’re experiencing. If you would’ve filled up the tank when the light came on you’d be in a much better head-space.”
Too often in our lives we ignore the warning signs, those indicators that we need to stop, fill up, take a moment to replenish, refill, reflect. Being wise and mindful is to be aware that we were not made to keep going and going and going. Sooner of later we choose to stop or keep running on empty.
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