Interrupting my mind chatter with an important non-commercial announcement
“All that I ever hope to say is that I love the world.”–E. B. WHITE
There’s a dry erase board near the elevator in my Seattle hotel. It gives a weather forecast, lists interesting nearby events and offers a daily bit of trivia.
Yesterday, for example, I learned that sea otters, when they sleep, hold hands. It keeps them from drifting apart, getting lost, losing their tribe.
That’s sorta how I see this blog. We’re all here holding hands until we wake back up and realize we could never drift apart or get lost or lose anything.
The only reason we think we’ve drifted or that we’re lost is because of our grievances.
ACIM Lesson 69 (My grievances hide the light of the world in me) is yet another attempt to ”go towards the light.”
Our brilliance, our unending luminosity is in there, temporarily obscured by our complaints, our loudmouth thoughts that like to pretend something is wrong.
Today, I’m encouraged to let go of my mind’s regular programming and rejoice in a higher truth.
And every time the old programming tries to run its commercial message (‘something’s missing,’ ‘you’re not okay,’ ‘gotta strive for this’), I’m just going to lay back, relax and grab my fellow otters’ hands.
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