Thursday, April 10, 2008

Behaving as if...

I have a book called "Behaving As If The God In All Life Matters." I just love that title. And I've been mulling it over now for a couple of weeks. What does that look like, that kind of behavior?

I would very much like to live my life in that way... and at the same time, I don't do it. I lean my mind towards the concept, but my actions and my body remains firmly rooted in "Behaving As If Only My Check Book Matters"... or "Behaving As If Only My Appetite Matters"... or "Behaving As If Only What I Want Matters"... It's all very interesting.

What I would really like is for some instantaneous change to take place whereby I suddenly, with no effort on my part, begin to behave just in that way. And why couldn't it happen like that? Look at Eckert Tolle - he was not in a good place at all, resolved on suicide as the only way out, then one dark night suddenly VOILA! he has an epiphany, becomes enlightened, and now he's on the Oprah Show.

Does that sound resentful? I think it does. Ok, let's face it. I'm jealous. How come he gets sudden nirvana and I get.. same old same old... I suffer. I get suicidal. I have my dark nights of the soul. What? Don't I suffer enough? Is that it?

On the other hand, maybe it's all just sitting there, in my "closet" waiting for me to open the frickin' door. And I'm just too lazy to clear the junk out of the way so that I can get to said door.

I was working here in my office last night, getting some posting done over at More Cool Pictures, and the TV was on in the living room. Suddenly, I heard The Nanny getting after a mom she was mentoring. Really letting her have it. Telling her she was lazy and that it was time to grow up and do what needed to be done. And at the time, I was thinking... Yowsers! But now, this morning, I'm thinking - OK - she's right. I am being lazy. It's time to stop farting around and get off the porch and go play with the big dogs.

So, I'm going to do that, just as soon as I finish my beer, and take my afternoon nap. Well... maybe tomorrow would be a better day to get started, what do you think? But no, I'm working tomorrow... Sunday? Monday? Maybe I should wait until my birthday?

Oh, and by the way, how do you "Behave as if..." ?

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Bob Johnson said...

Lol, your so funny, unfortunately we all don't get those stupid elusive epiphanys, with my luck my epiphany will be a heart attack, I want one where an angel comes down and tells me what I must do to attain my goals,lol

shirley said...

Ok Bob... I'm going to see about finding you that angel. How's that?

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