Today is a day of joyous celebration for me. Not only is it
Easter Sunday, a day of rebirth and renewal, it is also my
Mother’s 85th birthday! After writing these few words to you,
I will head to my parents home for a family lunch and birthday
cake! I invite you all to inhale deeply, breathing in gratitude as
you take your early morning walk and stretch your magnificent
I was recently on my own at a meeting about an hour away from
home. On my return, I decided to drive in silence so that I could
ruminate on the various topics that were discussed at this important
gathering. At first, I felt strangely aware that something was missing.
I decided to ignored the temptation to turn on the cd/radio and soon
adjusted to the usual sounds produced by my pick-up truck.
After a while, I began to notice that instead of thinking about the
meeting, my brain was actually processing all sorts of new data from
the outside world. I found myself startled by the sudden loud noise
produced by dozens of motorcycles beside me. I had to brake sharply
when a colorful roadside fruit stand enticed the driver in front of me to
make an unanticipated and abrupt stop to buy watermelon! I was glad
when we reached the access road to the monotonous highway that
would take me all the way home.
Once on the highway, it was delightful to know that I would have the
luxury of unbroken time to devote to my original goal when I turned
the radio off! The different issues brought up at the meeting came to
mind and I was able to focus on each point while maneuvering my car
safely and comfortably. I hardly noticed the many electric towers
or giant billboards as I became engrossed in the silence of the space
around me which allowed me to think clearly. I felt serene and relaxed
when I arrived home to my husband and pets. It had been a good day.
Sometimes monotony inspires meditation!
Have a wonderful Sunday and a terrific week, Marietta