In September 2014, I was sitting in the garden when my older teenage son suddenly started yelling, “Mom, please come immediately!”
I didn’t know where he was inside the house or what had happened. But following an impulse, I grabbed a towel from the table and ran into the kitchen.
There I saw the mess. A yucky looking mixture of dates, water, and soap was distributed all over the walls, window, cupboard , and floor. He had mixed dates and water in the blender and was now trying to clean the blender. Apparently, he had forgotten to put the lid on. The result was visible.
And what did I do?
I burst into laughter and said, “I am so grateful that this wasn’t raspberry puree!”
I helped him clean the mess and thought, that the floor needed a cleaning anyway and that this was the chance to do it now.
I was amazed by two things. First, how did I know that I had to grab the towel since I didn’t know what had happened? Somehow my intuition must have become better. And second, I noticed that I had handled this is a relaxed way. I was able burst into laughter and stay at peace. Before the inner journey to that peace inside which is always available, I would probably have yelled and been angry.
This post is part of a series about my spiritual journey (table of contents).