We say things come out of left field, but where exactly is that?
If only we knew, we could be ready.
But that’s the nature of left field isn’t it. Surprise!
When these moments arise they give us pause for thought.
Should I have seen it coming? What did I miss?
If it’s a welcome surprise, all well and good. A not so welcome one? That little bit (or a lot) harder to take.
But what lessons can be found in left field?
Things are always in motion. Nothing lasts forever. Change is a constant.
Perhaps the gift to be found in left field experiences is an expansion of consciousness. We see something that we didn’t see before.
They bring us back to what really matters because they cause us to think and they cause us to feel.
What if we made every day a left field day, and replaced our need for certainty and knowing with a sense of curiosity and wonder?
What might show up then?