I acquired my current vehicle around four years ago. It was used and apparently the previous owner had equipped it with satellite radio. I had never fully experienced this before and got used to it, locking in my favorite 12 stations. It was my primary source of media while driving… until recently.
I was CUT OFF like leaves from a tree.
I found it more than a bit disturbing to no longer have access to something I had relied on for so long. I turned the radio on and off several times hoping my connection would magically reappear. For a few days afterward I continued to turn it on by habit, but I remained CUT OFF.
When we experience loss in our lives, we tend to feel cut off. Input we came to rely on; perhaps, even take for granted, is simply no longer available. It can be uncomfortable at best and at times down right excruciating.
Here are some considerations when you have been cut off:
- Is it desirable to restore the source?
- Is it possible to restore the source?
- At what cost (is it worth it?)
- What other options exist?
When we are cut off there is a void created. A clearing for something else to show up. Keep in mind, the void will be filled. Consider what it would look like to consciously choose what fills it.
These questions may help:
- What are the experiences, values, and feelings you received from the previous source?
- What other possible sources are available for these?
- Is this an opportunity to shift your focus toward something else?
I have not yet reconnected satellite radio. In its place I have been focusing more on professional development audio programs, as well as a little Spotify from my phone occasionally. At this point I don’t particularly miss it. Being cut off from source can be an opportunity to consciously choose what will be different now in your life. Choose powerfully.