I was a successful television producer in Los Angeles when i got the call that my husband had been in a catastrophic car accident and was lying in an ICU with a 1% chance of survival. I was in shock and I had no choice but to listen to the small voice inside, telling me how to guide, direct and manage his recovery. That voice told me he would survive and my biggest job was to make sure he was set up for success. I knew he would do the rest…. And he did!
But as a high-functioning, type-a-perfectionist, I didn’t deal with my own emotional recovery until years later….until I discovered meditation. I had no idea how much stress and fear I was carrying around on a daily basis. It’s funny how when you get used to operating at a certain level of stress, your body adapts and you no longer remember what it’s like to really feel at rest and at ease. You forget what it’s like “to be” because you are so busy fixing and doing all of the time. Meditation made me realize i didn’t have to do everything myself. Meditation made me realize that sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is to let go.