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The rumble in the jungle inside my head

“If you sucked all the thoughts out of your head, you’d find nothing but peace.”—Jill Whalen
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“Wonder what we’re having for dinner?’

“I knew I should have shaved. My massage therapist has got to be grossed out by my hairy legs.”

“Are those birds chirping on the CD or are they outside?’

The above is a small sampling of the thoughts I noticed during my massage at the Mont-Tremblant Fairmont Spa. Here I am having one of the best massages of my life in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet and the voice in my head decides it’s time to play color commentator.

ACIM Lesson 39 (My holiness is my salvation) tells me, in no uncertain terms, that my holiness is the answer to every question.

In fact, the only thing that could ever prevent me from enjoying my badass holiness is that little voice, the chatty asshat that seems to talk constantly.

That’s why, whenever I have the presence of mind to do so, I separate myself from the voice by simply observing it. I like to think about it in third person so I’m not tempted to take it on as my identity.

And just so you don’t get the wrong idea, I’m having an absolute blast on this travel writing assignment in Quebec. The amazing awesomeness (the gratitudes I text to my possibility posse) from this morning were: dog sledding with a handsome Canuck who was the spitting image of Jesus, having fondue in a cabin with the last living Algonquin chief and a four-course dinner at a mountain lodge built by a friend of Jackie O.

Have a marvelous Thursday. According to my friend, Christine, who creates a calendar each year documenting useful holidays, today (February 8) is “Laugh and Get Rich Day.”

Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her new book, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.