Well, the day began in a sort of negative way and as it went on all these little things kept building up to make me kind of miserable – computer issues, no hot water or gas in the house, it was cloudy, a bit of a contentious meeting in the morning…I was all agitated and in such a bad mood. I knew all I had to do was choose not to be. But something just wanted to hold on to it a little longer – you know that feeling? Like – I just want to suffer a bit more and then everyone will feel sorry for me! Of course, we all know from reading Mr. Tolle what that “something” was – my ego. It’s been feeling neglected lately so it was nudging me. It’s amazing how we choose to suffer, isn’t it?
Then the delightful Marietta, one of my new booksellers, showed up for work. I told her I was in a foul mood – (but I said it with a smile). No way was she going to feel sorry for me! And slowly slowly it began to fade. The sun actually came out. BG&E sent the nicest guys to fix the gas, and the store filled up with people. Mostly men – which is unusual in the middle of work the day. That also made me happy — to see so many men open and on the path!
So now as I write this I’m all happy again. It’s amazing to watch the ego at work. And to know you can choose to make anything happen in your life. I was flipping through the new Sri Sri Ravi Shankar book – The Guru of Joy – and came across one of his favorite lines: “The present moment is inevitable.”
That about sums it up, doesn’t it. I’m choosing to be happy in this present moment.
And in the next present moment…we have a great weekend coming up. Join Butterfly Workshop’s Laurie Handlers on Thursday for a sneak peak at her Tantra Bliss and Tantric Anger workshops to be held over the weekend. Karen Geurtler will be teaching an Alexander Technique class on Saturday, and Lance David Bergerson will lead Tibetan meditation on Saturday afternoon. Please see all of our classes, meditations, healers and readers schedules below. Give us a call to sign up. As always – more details can be found at www.breathebooks.com
Have a lovely week,