The day before yesterday we had a massive set of storms passed through, but fortunately we were spared the worst of it. Our Governor declared a state of emergency for two counties just to the west of us as they took the brunt of the severe thunderstorms and a rather large tornado.
The frogs in our fountain croaked noisily until just before the frontal line passed over and then got eerily quiet when the winds picked up and the rain started falling. What stood out most to me about the storm was that once it passed there was an almost immediate calm in the air and in the movement and energy of my associates at work. It was as if we and the environment around us collectively breathed a sigh of relief.
I noticed the same thing last evening, not from a storm in the atmosphere, but after an intense and turbulent jumble of complicated details and unusual circumstances rocked my world. Not one to undervalue correlations such as this, I took a moment to collect my thoughts and write this post before addressing the many details which descended upon me like a brick out of the sky.
Realizing that a calm typically comes before and after a storm, I made peace with it as quickly as possible. Though it was rocking my world I reassured myself that it need not rock me. I do this regularly and find that it is a very effective way to dissipate the extra intensity which comes from reacting to the pressure. I recognized long ago that we add unnecessary pressure to our worlds (more than is inherent in our circumstances) if we react in any way to the swirl of activity moving through our fields of circumstances.
As of this writing, I am looking forward to the calm after this present storm – the point just before the frogs start croaking again – and it is my great hope that you can do the same in your world, armed with this knowledge.