Oh Well

 In Mindfulness and Meditation

Written by: Melanie Groves; Metamorphosis Healing


Ever have a day that just doesn’t go as planned? As a recovering Type A these types of days can be a test for me. Thankfully I have a secret weapon. I am practicing the “oh well“.

It could have been the full moon. It could have been the fact that my sleep has been disturbed for 5 nights running. Whatever the cause, it made for a day of hiccups. My tech didn’t work, my work projects got sidelined, my side venture bubbled up with unexpected fires to tend to and oh yes the kids, the kids needed me. In a previous life I would have pushed and obsessed over watching the emails come in, or not come in. I would have tried to fix all the balls in the air and I would have pushed past my limits when way too late in the night the tech started working again.

Instead, I said “oh well“. While they may seem like 2 tiny words, I can say, those words set me free. They gave me permission to put the perfectionism down. These words allowed me to let go of needing to control these things that were not mine to control. I cannot control the world, it’s raining today, there’s nothing I can do about it. There are still some unresolved hiccups from yesterday. I have done what I can and the rest is out of my hands. The only thing I have any control over is my reaction. And my secret weapon, as I discovered, was these 2 words “oh well“.

What can you say “oh well” to today? What can you let go of that is not yours to be carrying? I am sure if I sit long enough there is still a bulleted list of things for me to release. I am a work in progress. As are we all. So in that spirit of curiosity and exploration, have fun with “oh well” and let some of that control go.

As always here’s a guided meditation to help you explore letting go of the things you cannot control.  Let it go and watch what flows when you stop resisting:





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