Some moments are messengers, bearers of news regarding an event that is yet to happen. Welcome or no, news signals a change is coming.
This morning, I was given some news about my upcoming hip-joint replacement surgery. The issue is reducing my autoimmune medication. That is not news. The news is I do not have a choice in the matter, if I am to have the surgery.
There is nothing to do about that in this moment.
Monday’s news has not yet become my daily dose; there is so much other news between now and then.
This all sounds deceptively simple–perhaps even silly–but I’m not sure that being in the moment is complicated, which is not to say it is easy. Mindfulness broadens the perspective, unexpected possibilities pop-up. It is my best surgery preparation.
And when the time comes, reality will rearrange itself, maybe to my liking or maybe not but rearranged it will be.