Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wise thoughts courtesy of my pillow.
Late at night when I can't sleep I like to think about things like how much life insurance I have, the calorie count of apples, how many miles we plan to drive this summer, how I would rule the world and other useful things along the same vein. Miracle of miracles I think I stumbled across something in my musings that is true and applicable.
Here it is: I operate from a feeling of fear.
I don't really think of myself as a fearful person but I'm living my life like I'm afraid I'm going to run out of something vital.
I get great ideas to write about and then I don't. What if that was my one great idea and I never have another?
I don't tell my husband about the funny things that happen. I want to save it for some future conversation.
I don't eat the fresh fruit I love. Instead I save it for later.
So what's the result?
I don't write.
I don't talk to my husband.
I get rotten fruit.
You get the idea. I'm afraid that this one bit of happiness is all that I'm going to get so I need to "save" it for some future drought.
But that's not the way life works. There are always more ideas. There are always funny things. There is always more fruit.
So here's to living in an abundant state of mind!