While investigators search for answers to the recent plane crash in San Francisco, the aircraft’s cabin manager, 40-year-old Lee Yoon-hye, is being hailed as a hero. Lee left the plane last, after literally putting out fires and carrying out passengers.
According to AP, as reported in a USA TODAY story by Ben Mutzabaugh, Lee said, “I wasn't really thinking, but my body started carrying out the steps needed for an evacuation. I was only thinking about rescuing the next passenger." She also commented on the flames. "I was only thinking that I should put it out quickly. I didn't have time to feel that this fire was going to hurt me."
While the passengers she saved and their families are obviously incredibly grateful for Lee’s heroics, we all can be inspired, particularly by her own description of what happened. She “wasn’t really thinking,” and “didn’t have time.”
How addicted our minds are to imaginative gloom and doom scenarios. “What if” this and that? As if our minds were going to solve anything! Lee’s story jolts us out of that ego delusion, demonstrating the resourcefulness of spirit that inevitably emerges under pressure, enabling a person to act in ways that may later be described as “heroic” but, in the moment, are simply living in the flow of spirit and being guided by the genius of life.
Imagine if we could live that way all the time!