During my clients’ intuitive consultations, I spend considerable time on insights that require deep thought and focus. It’s mental (a bit physical too, at times) work and I love what I do. However, I rediscovered recently that I have to maintain balance; try to understand what’s not crystal clear, as well as pay attention to what’s obvious.
While I enjoy spending time in Los Angeles, parking in that town can be a challenge. Especially, when it involves reading and comprehending all of the restrictions, permits, limits, curfews, dates, times that all are emblazed on street signs. Last Saturday before noon, I thought all was copacetic when I parked in the Silver Lake neighborhood, as I’d reviewed (twice) the marker which indicated curb parking was okay between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Surprised, a ticket on the car’s windshield was waiting for me upon my return. Naturally, I was disgruntled, as I’d studied the sign to make sure there was no violation. Perhaps, I studied too hard; I’d failed to see listed beneath the available hours was “Mon-Fri.” Weekends were another story.
Acknowledging and working with what’s obvious should be easy exercise. One smart move would be to avoid overthinking a situation to a frazzle, when the appropriate answer or action is at our fingertips early on. Awareness of the obvious can often save time, disappointment and grief.
It can also save money, as my $68 parking ticket will attest to.
Love and light,