Well, I'm writing this while sitting in a tow truck. I'm okay...my car is a bit bruised as I hit some pretty major tire debris while driving on the highway late this evening.
You know those scary moments as a driver where you know you just have to hit what is in your path to avoid creating a bigger accident.
And as I sit here, I am thinking about how we do this as we walk on the path that is our life. How you can be walking in the darkness, and even though it is dark, you think you know where you are because you have been here before...but suddenly something unexpected is there and you don't have time to stop or protect yourself...you must keep going. And you find yourself unable to stop even after you hit it. And as you keep going, maybe you are a bit battered and shaky...but you are okay and (deep breath) you know you are okay. And suddenly there is light and solid ground again.
And you take a breath again.
And you just keep going.
(Or you stop and call for help, but either way, forward momentum while just staying in the moment and breathing seems to be the only answer.)