This Christmas my daughter and her 2 year old son were attacked by two vicious dogs in our neighborhood. Sometimes life will throw unexpected challenges our way, much like the dog attack. In life this is a given. What is important is how we respond. We will always be faced with unforeseen events – some more serious than others. Do you have the inner strength to ward off the attack?
- An emergency expense may come up that wipes out a portion of your savings.
- Your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife may may decide to leave you of have an affair.
- Your boss may tell you that you are no longer needed in your current job.
- You may get an illness that you weren’t prepared for or you may struggle with other health issues.
When life attacks we’re usually caught off guard. The dog attack can serve as a lesson on how we respond to these unexpected issues in life. Allow me to tell you how it all went down.
Christmas Day – As we were taking a walk in the neighborhood my son-in-law and I were walking well ahead of my daughter and her 2 year old son. Suddenly, without warning I heard the loud barking and growling of two dags that were charging towards the two year old. As my son-in-law and I turned around we could see the two dogs racing towards mother and son. In a single quick split second move my daughter swooped up her baby boy and turned her back toward the charging dogs in an attempt to shield her son from the attack. In that same moment her husband darted ever so quickly toward his family in an effort to also protect and shield both mother and son from the attack. These instinctive selfless acts of mother and father were something to behold. In less than a heartbeat into this event, my own protective instincts kicked in as well. Without as much as a second thought, I found myself running as well. Except I was running directly toward the two dogs. As I ran in their direction I immediately started barking and growling in the deepest and loudest voice I could muster. I raised both arms high over my head as I came closer to the menacing attackers. With more surprise than anticipation I saw both of these dogs immediately stop and quiet themselves as they turned their attention toward me. For just a brief moment both dogs stopped in their tracks and gave me a slightly head tilted look as if they were trying to decide if I was a real threat or just another potential prey. As I kept advancing, shouting, barking, growling, and flailing my arms, their brief hesitation transformed into a partial retreat, and then a full retreat. Phew!
This event came out of the blue. The same is true for real tough life events that we face day in and day out. Of course some are less serious and some are more serious than attacking dogs. In all cases however, it is proven time and time again – Life has a way of trying to take a chunk out of you.
My question to you is: How will you respond? Will you face the challenge head on? Do you have the Belief, the Courage, The Commitment, the Wisdom and Power to act and prevail? Life’s events whether its related to finance, career, health or relationships, requires of us an inner strength that comes to the forefront at a moment’s notice.
Although the dog attack was a true story – let it serve as a metaphor for how we can respond to multiple events that attack our lives everyday. Of course it would be nice to be able to foresee these events in our lives, but the truth is that none of us know when, where, how or why the next life attack with occur. The only thing we can plan and prepare is the strength of our inner nature. Our ability to push through any doubt, to overcome the fear, to commit to the survival or protection of what we hold dear and to powerfully act when called to do so.
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