Monday, April 11, 2011
Day 22 – April 11, 2011
Day 22! How about that? It feels really good to see that we have come this far. Thanks for your support! It certainly has helped me get here!!!
Today is Monday (I know, I know you know that) and if felt like Monday! So I knew from the beginning that it would be a good day to practice the now, the good-feeling thought. As a sign of what was to come, as I stepped out of my palace the first thing I ran into was…. Did I hear correctly? Yes! My butterfly of the day! She was catching the first rays of sunlight. Fluttering around without a care in the world.
To be true to tradition, Mr. Grasshopper and I hopped out of the house late. As I walked towards the red bullet, Mr. Whiskers came out running from under it. I smiled and couldn't help but think of the Sensible One. My conversation with Mr. Grasshopper was very funny this morning. I had said something as we were getting ready to leave, and it came out with a heavy accent. He just didn't roll down on the floor with laughter because we didn't have time, but he found it to be the most amusing thing he had heard in a long time. Besides my story from the guy at the elevator (that's a story for another Monday). Then I realized I had left the device at the Palace, so I came back to get it.
When I got to the nosocomial institution the environment felt eerie. Weird. So I thought I would escape to the chapel and put in my "just in case" meditation quota. As I was trying to wiggle out the door, the Guard stopped me and put me to work. Oh well, I thought, maybe today is not a good day to meditate at work. I knew that at some point I would be able to put in my meditation time, so it really didn't bother me. But somehow the day felt as if I was unprepared for it. Literally. I did talk to my favorite Sassy Asian and he gave me incense. Ah! Now, that's a gift from heaven! It has the best scent I have ever smelled. Seriously. The day was super busy. After a few attempts I was finally able to escape for 10 minutes of pure bliss. Oh, what a difference that made! I came back relaxed, recharged and ready to take on the world! The LadyinCharge had been in a not-so-friendly mood since the morning. My first reaction was to focus on that and respond in kind. But then I remembered that I don't need to punish myself with negative thoughts and started softening my thoughts and perception. Before I knew it I was feeling fabulous and her attitude started changing until she was actually smiling. Oh yeah baby!
When I stopped to eat I ran into a member of the Star Chamber. So we sat together and chatted for a little bit. That was a refreshing break in the day. Another refreshing moment was when I ran into someone very dear to me and who I thought I would probably never see again. Hehehe. The Universe adores me! I know that by now you are probably getting tired of hearing that, but you know something? What happens is that honestly, every day I feel that the Universe adores me a little bit more. Every day a little bit more. I bet you feel the same way.
After all of that I drove to the other side of the city to a meeting only to find out that the meeting place had been changed (to a place about 10 minutes from my palace). Aaghhh!!! I thought, the Universe is playing a good one on me. Traffic was interesting, to say the least and so I tuned the radio into a particular classical station. You won't believe this. OK, let me back track. Last night, I was watching a film with Mr. Grasshopper and a classical violin melody was playing in the movie. I did not know the name of the piece or the author. Well, as I tuned into this station, I was about to change stations when I heard an advertisement of something I've been interested in. Well, right after the advertisement, they played that song! If I had driven to the correct place of the meeting I would've missed listening to this song and learning the name of the piece and the name of the author! Isn't that great?
Well my dear friend, it's time for me to get some shut-eye. I hope your day was full of joy and that you are smiling big!