Blog 1473 – 09.29.2019
Muscles Seldom Used Get Sore
On my little move yesterday I used muscles that I seldom use and woke up a bit stiff and sore and as soon as the sun comes up I still have a lot of work yet to do today to complete my little move. (I am actually writing this very early on Saturday morning after just getting Saturday’s blog, my Daily Mockingbird Song email, David Read’s Children’s Books email, and a daily sexy poem to wife email done and sent – my everyday morning routine.) I intend before I ever give up my day job to have more than enough speaking, singing, writing, and sharing projects to keep me busy from before daylight till after dark. Like Flop the Lop in (Tail Three) that I read for my DRCB 69 today, I learned at a very young age to play by myself and occupy myself. Life is never boring for there is always something to do everyday when you learn to play by yourself and to do things by yourself.
Leo The Lop (Tail Three)
Key to learning the above is learning to love ourselves enough to realize that we even by ourself are great company and so eating out or going to a movie by ourself makes us not only fun but a cheap date as well. I hear so many people say, “Oh, I never eat out or go to the movies by myself.” They are missing a great time with potentially their best, dearest, and closest friend. I love people, especially one on one or in small groups, but I have also come to really love myself and my “me time” my early morning share time (outlined above) also adding early morning starlit walks and bike rides. I am also learning to take more and more moments throughout the day for “me time” walks in my own head. Some think of that as transcendental meditation but I try my best to avoid dentists and meditation (just a joke folks).
As we expand our inner life, we find that our life is ever growing, ever overflowing with never a dull or boring moment. People who are bored are just not paying close enough attention to all the opportunities around them. It is up to us not to just seize the day (Carpe Diem) but to savor every eternal moment.
As our seldom used muscles get sore when we try to exercise them so in the beginning making use of our third eye to look within may cause us head aches but like all of our other muscles this one too is intended to be used and grows stronger with use. And the amazing thing about looking deeply and fully within ourselves with that inner eye is that the more we use it in and on ourselves the better, the more enhanced our ability to discern and to understand the motivations and misunderstandings of others becomes too, not for the purpose of judging or condemning them or even ourselves but to make us better able to love them as we love ourselves. You do love yourself do you not? If you do not it is only because you really do not know who you are, for to truly know is to truly love. Bank on it.
Do not be afraid to use those seldom exercised powers of observation and meditation. I used to think the line in the gospels about Mary, Jesus’ mother, “She kept these things and pondered them in her heart” meant that she was simple and lacking in understanding, now I see that so differently. Inner life and thought was her strength as it is ours too. I have used this analogy before, the family tents in the book and movie Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire, are way bigger on the inside than they look on the outside. Thus are we and in the discovery of that wide and wonderful world within we will use muscles we never knew we had and also discover that others also are deeper, wider, and more unfathomable that we ever thought possible. There are indeed worlds not yet dreamt of in our limited philosophies. Happy trails, of Self discovery to us all.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
I love today’s picture of a little girl worshipping a precious pretty little furry bunny with a kiss as if she sees in it and in every little one of them way more than cuteness and cuddliness but that they are sublime and divine as is she, we. God is all in all – the Universe. Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.