You know, I’m signed up to get these daily little “Notes From the Universe” from Mike Dooley (click here if you’d like to get them too) and although they’re lovely, to be honest I normally just have a quick look at them and move on with my busy day.
But this one kind of stopped me in my tracks, because it sounded like it was literally written directly to me (aside from having my name in it, which they all do).
Here’s what it said:
One sign of achieving enlightenment, Jenny, other than auras, tinkling bells, and a healing touch, is that you start valuing idle daydreaming as much as you value planning.
Another is that you begin talking sweetly not only to plants and trees, but to cars and toasters and computers.
And, quite unequivocally, feeling gratitude for your present challenges, love for lousy drivers, and sympathy for those who don’t see service in their work.
Serving 7 billion,
Well, now, obviously the reference to auras was fairly startling, since I don’t think I mentioned that in my preferences. I don’t think I even knew about this work yet when I signed up, in fact.
And the bit about daydreaming is also quite relevant, because I’m focusing right now on the need to take a little more time for myself and for meditation, and not try to overachieve so much, as is the nature of my personality.
Downtime really is valuable, and I’m learning to remember that.
Because, if you think about it, what’s the point of trying to make a living if you forget to have a life while you’re at it?
Even the part about talking nicely to computers gives me pause, because technology is the one thing that really tends to irritate me when it runs off the rails (as it often seems to do).
I suppose this is because I can’t read a computer’s aura, or reason with it on any human kind of level.
There’s a sense of a loss of control there, which I’ve never been overly fond of.
But really it’s silly to overreact to such things, and I find that they usually just resolve themselves anyway.
“Have you tried turning it on and off again?” is the mantra of every IT guy ever, after all.
So when I start to get riled up at an inanimate hunk of metal and wires, I try to remember to turn it off, and tune into things that matter more and that I can control – my higher self, some positive thinking, plenty of meditation, and maybe a nice cup of tea.
I have to say that I’m always pretty nice to the toaster, though.
Man can’t live by bread alone (and I can’t live on it at all).
But you gotta admit, that thing is HOT.