It’s easy to get caught up in the rigmarole of life and not enjoy some time alone with yourself. Time without the TV blaring and assaulting your mind with unwanted thoughts, without music from the stereo vying with your brain and body to put you in one mood or another.
This afternoon is the perfect time and place for me to practice a new found or rather seldom practiced joy. Silence. Not dead silence. Just no TV, no phone, and no stereo. Just me with the windows open, listening to cars pass by on the distant country highway, the wind rustling, and a few birds chirping. A distant car door shuts and I momentarily think of where they came from and what’s their current mood. The gentle thud of the door slam suggests they are tired like me but relaxed. They probably just got off work too.
Power down all devices for a brief time and take some deep breathes. Believe that things will get better if they are not now, and that they will continue to be so if your where you want to be. Nothing is wrong in this moment, everything is as it should be.
I like to convince myself that no one is thinking about me during this time, no one is aware of me in the slightest sense, except maybe my higher power and he is cool with me. I have not done, nor can I do no wrong. I think of my minuscule presence in this tiny town, on a tiny planet, spinning round a tiny star in the vast everything.
I highly recommend it after a day of hard work.
Ok, that’s it for my metaphysical moment. Turning the stereo back on!!!
depeche mode factoid – lead singer Dave Gahan is a recovering drug addict and is active in the recovery world.