While driving on the local Interstate, listening to a great NPR piece by Judy Martin on Flex Time at Work, I became distracted by a billboard. That's nothing new. My thoughts travel faster than a speeding bullet. The Buddhists would say I suffer from "monkey mind" -- my rabbi would say I have an evil inclination that lurks in the mind of the lower soul known as the Nefesh. A wandering mind doesn't make me a bad person... it makes me human.
So along with this being human,come desires. And along with desires, come materialism and all the wonderful advances that technology affords us.
Toying with the idea of getting a Blackberry, a part of me screams... "No, don't get so connected." But isn't that exactly what we are seeing -- to be connected to the source -- to reclaim our divine nature -- our essential identity -- and some peace of mind.
The Course in Miracles tells us that we have never really separated from God or our Divine Source. We are always and already connected. We suffer from the illusion of being separated due to our egos and our individualized identities. Well, knowing it doesn't make this being human any easier.
I love Bob Dylan's line "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." Seems the more I know, the more I know -- I don’t really know anything at all. Except-- when I was traveling along the local Interstate the other day and I was distracted by a billboard while listening to a great piece on NPR, I thought, no problem, I'll just rewind.
That's what I do when I TiVo American Idol, I rewind the great songs and fast forward the others. So here I was, readily conditioned in rewind mode, I reached for the radio dial and to my dismay... I realized... I don't have TiVo radio. Do you? Oh well, I always have my mind to keep me occupied...or I can listen to me on Be You Radio. And so can you.. on demand 24/7. You too can fill your mind --- only this time, it's with inspiring interviews with yours truly, Liz Sterling. Check it out!