I really need to get more sleep. It's not that I don't try. Insomnia and loud people have a way of killing good sleep. But every once in awhile I just crash and that happened last night. I slept very very very well and had the craziest, vivid dreams. Mostly about lightning and having to not get struck by it. (Which oddly, is a good thing to dream, means you are gathering energy and power, understanding)
Anywho, getting enough sleep always me to behave like a wonderful human being who isn't irrationally cranky with resting bitch face. I got up, got errands done and OMG I FOUND OUT THAT AMAZON PRIME LETS ME STREAM THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA SOUNDTRACK (broadway cast - Andrew Lloyd Webber).... FREE!
I need a great distraction from traffic when I am stuck in it. I figured singing opera badly might help and I loved the play. So, now I can give that a try. I apologize in advance if you are in the car next to me.
READING: The Art of Living - Thich Nhat Hanh.
This one is amazing. I have read some excellent books on mindfulness and this one just connects the dots. Maybe it is the amazing sleep I got, or maybe I have been studying this topic for so long, that it is all just connecting, but WOW. I have little post it flags and colored pencil notes all through this book and I am just on Chapter 3. Thoughts on this will probably be a separate post later, when I can assimilate it more. But just reading his words and poetry makes me feel lighter and that is amazing.
Life outside of my head has been pretty crappy lately. It seems there is nothing but hate and anger and sadness going on. I totally want to go on long and angry rants about many things and I have to stop myself and breathe. Become mindful and remember that I can keep positive by thinking positive thoughts and then sending them out to the world. If one person is made a little lighter by something I have said, then I have done something very important. And that, in turn, makes me happy.
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious