I've had a run of cancellations from various students lately, from sickness, procrastination, and work obligations. After the latest one yesterday, I was tempted to validate myself with thoughts about unfairness and being a victim. Instead, I watched those thoughts and feelings, without judgement. I recognize this is a pattern, one that ultimately does not serve me. But I knew resisting it would only make it stronger. So, I simply watched, and in time the feelings subsided. I went to bed peacefully, and with a clearer head, better prepared to tackle future challenges.