Sunday, March 1, 2009
I took this last June from my back yard after a storm. I've probably shown it before, but given that right now this exact same view is absolutely stark, bleak and dismal, I thought I'd dig back into the archives for some color and life. I'd say this one is chock full of both.
I'm still sick so I'll be mercifully brief again today. (Your thunderous applause and raucous cheers are not good for my throbbing temples.)
Lying in bed all day yesterday I dozed in and out of sleep with PBS on in the background. They're having one of their semi-annual member campaigns and always play something good in between periods of asking for money. Yesterday it happened to be Dr. Wayne Dyer on how changing your thoughts can change your life. I've seen it before, but it never hurts to hear his messages again.
Anyway, at one point when I was slipping back into consciousness I heard this and thought it was rather profound:
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience....Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul."
If you're not lying flat on your back coughing up your esophagus and mopping beads of sweat from your brow (like I am), go out and do something to feed your soul and spirit today.
Also, welcome to March. Be careful, because if you blink it will be Thanksgiving; one more blink and it will be 2010.