Tuesday, April 29
I overslept this morning – a function of a cold coming on. Not so surprising after a business trip and airplane travel.
I left work in the afternoon for a meeting with a videographer to discuss a marketing opportunity. We had a really great chat that extended beyond the business meeting and covered topics like heritage, culture, society, literature and cinema, family, and so on. But it was more, I felt myself connecting on the very themes that have been orbiting my life these days.
I find myself connecting with people on themes of consciousness, enlightenment and compassion more and more often. These aren’t just principles and values that I am reading about in the spiritual books I have been drawn to, but, rather, I feel a kinetic energy in the universe that it infectious. It’s remarkable to hear other people experiencing this, too.
Just this night I met a woman in my gym and we had a long conversation about the state of the world and these very themes, the sense of urgency for the world to wake up, this sense of faith in humanity to stand up for what’s right, to work for peace, toward saving the environment, and, most importantly, reaching out for the change in the world that is to come. You can sense it and feel it - there is an undeniable wave of change that is moving toward us with such force and promise. Everyone I have been meeting and chatting with has been feeling this, too. It’s amazing, it’s encouraging and it’s the stuff that’s making so many believers want to participate, to get involved and to do their part. It is the birth of hope.
After working out, I had a nice chat with our property manager about developing a community garden for those of us who want to plant fruit, veggies and herbs – she seemed keen on the idea and said she’d look into it. I walked off smiling from ear to ear. Another step toward improving the environment and a chance to build a grander sense of community.
I drove over to Pacific Breeze with my book in tow to work on edits. I hadn’t been there in awhile. I ordered Vietnamese garden rolls and a comforting bowl of Pho. When I got home my cold was coming on full force – I became very congested with an annoying runny nose, itchy-red eyes and terrible sneezing. I wasn’t sure if I was experiencing a cold or if this was my myserious non-allergic rhinitis. I took a Claritan-D and after 11 p.m. I still wasn’t feeling improved. I downed a lot of water, a cup of Yogi Bedtime tea to stay hydrated. This icky feeling would soon pass. I stretched and took in deep breaths stemming from my chest and burgeoning forth through my mouth, meditating toward balance.