When something comes at the most inopportune moment we exclaim: “S#@&! This couldn’t have come at a WORSE time!”
Any additional problem when we’re already overwhelmed feels inauspicious. That one added thing—something major or an insult to injury—prompts a reaction and calls inordinate attention to itself.
When we feel the Universe’s timing is off, or that we have too much going on, that our plates are too full, that we’re caught in swirling whirlwind, adding another log to the blaze we’re battling elicits the feeling “This is the WORST thing that could happen now.”
Or is it?
What if the opposite were true? What if that was the very REASON for the “bad” timing? To re-focus our priorities on what’s important, what’s imperative, what requires our attention most. [see: God is ALWAYS Helping]
From this perspective, the WORST time is perhaps is the BEST time for something to come. Perhaps the darn thing piles on just as we are finally getting settled, as we are at long last coming to rest, catching our breath, recovering our health, landing back on our feet, climbing out of debt or completing some long-term ambition like buying our first home and moving into it. And now this? Really? THIS!?
“It couldn’t come at a worse time” might just be the best time. If we flip the script, turn the situation on its ear and gaze upon it from a different perspective. The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back might turn out not to be straw, but spun gold.
That natural disaster? That setback at work? That death in the family?
It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. Events come when they come; they are what they are; and it is what it is.
Accept it, embrace it, deal with it.
Because it just may augur that the best is yet to come.