Monday, March 22, 2010

Day Twenty-two, What to Do?

What to do, is really a question of how to be, and today’s game, to be, to be, to be of good cheer, whether things are “going your way,” or not.

The present is always here. Today’s game is to be present, as is the game of every day. To be present in your body, noticing both arms and both legs and spine and breathing.

And to be of good cheer.

Walking in and out of your house, sense your arms and legs and spine. Notice your breathing. Be of good cheer.

Walking, talking, silent, riding a bike, driving a car, walking, riding a bicycle: be of good cheer.

Making your food: be of good cheer.

Things not going your way: be of good cheer.

Feeling tired and awful: be of good cheer.

People not treating you right: be of good cheer. (And, by all means, do the Work first, if that will help you. These lessons/ actions/ meditations/ practices/ games are to be played any and all the time you want and find them useful, not just on the ‘assignment’ day.

Hint: slowing down, being present, not falling into the rushing to the next thing way of being, this will immensely help this game.

The game, even as you read this: be present in your sensing, and
Be of Good Cheer.
Now, now, now.

And what happens when we “fail,” and get in a grumpy mood. It happens, we find that we’ve “messed up,” which is to say, “forgotten ourselves,” and have drifted out of good cheer, so what? The world isn’t over. We get an A+ for just playing this game, so why not be of good cheer about forgetting and remembering again.

What a miracle to remember the present.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home