A running car and a new attitude…

Written by on July 3, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

And it happened elegantly and quickly. And it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg to fix my car either. Part I of this story is found here: If Something’s Gotta Give, Why Not Give Thanks?

My car was nice enough to get me to the convenience store so that my child and I would not be stranded along a country road close to midnight. And the next morning, when my friend, Stace, drove me out to jump start it the car turned on, no problem. I was able to drive it. No need to call the towing company.

Before reaching our destination, the SRS light came back on and I started losing power, just as I did the previous night. The length of the pretty long side street to the station, my car started sputtering and chugging along. I thought it would stop at any minute, but it got me to the parking lot, ran for a couple more seconds and cut off.

Once again, it got me to my destination.

Well, she’s all fixed up now. Two new alternator belts (only had one left and that was shot), new brushes and more securely mounted, my 17 year old Volvo is back on the road.

But I have more than a running car. I have a greater appreciation for the power of gratitude and trust. I was so exhausted when this happened, I just didn’t have the energy to throw a fit or to even worry. It really was so much easier to just sink back into a sense of peace and know everything was going to work out all right.

I like that. It’s a much nicer way of living.

This morning, when I got out of my car, the map holder on the side of the driver’s door broke off.

I smiled. The rest of the car works, and it will be fine.

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About the Author

About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .

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