What’s the message?

February 20, 2010 at 11:16 am 2 comments

Yet again a lousy cold has struck me down. Yesterday I wanted to go see the movie about Albert Schweitzer in Africa. Instead, I stayed home and started reading my new book, which was delivered on Thursday: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith. It is wonderful! I do love staying in bed with a book. Oh, that reminds me of a T-shirt I had back in the 80’s: “Take a book to bed instead!” But why do I need a sinus infection to rest?

There is a lot going on, as I have mentioned previously. There are several projects in the works, and more in the back of my mind. Lately I’ve been so excited and focussed on the future that I am filled with an intense degree of tension and anticipation.

It goes back to: Live in the now! Despite all the excitement and plans, dreams coming true, hopes and fantasies, I need to stay in the moment. Be here now, today. It’s a delicate balance. True, it is encouraging and uplifting to have so much going on, to see just how much I am capable of doing, but not to the point of exhaustion.

When a cold comes on, I receive it as a messenger who tells me it’s time to take a closer look at what I’m dong, and that I need to chill out, review priorities, and trust that I don’t have to do it all alone.

For today, I will relax, go for an afternoon walk in the sun, and trust that all is meant to be — and that all will turn out as it is meant to be. Once again, I take steps, do the preparatory work, and indeed have my hopes, but it is time to let go and trust in the universe again. When I get caught up in trying to control the future, that’s when I tie up a lot of energy which I need for other things. No matter where I am and how far I’ve come, it’s still: One step at a time!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. stitcherettethursdays  |  March 7, 2010 at 7:47 am

    how do you like the book? i plan to read it too.

  • 2. diaryofarecoveredbulimic  |  March 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

    It is a wonderful book — just like all the reviews have said. It is so … innocent, predestined — fascinating how they pursued their destinies. It is a document of the times, weaves everybody in and gives a good picture of how it was. And it is an incredible love story. Definitely recommended reading!


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