Last week, the big thing is that I was running a race. I ran over 200 miles in 7 days. I won the 7 day and 10 day portions of the race. I got swag and gift cards. All was focused and attention getting.
This week, back to work. I did not injure myself in my running, so I was also back to normal workouts. More miles and more weights. I did a great job in my hazard analysis this week. I achieved some very good consensus in my facilitation. It is fun to see HAZOP team very engaged in reducing the hazards of their process and not just bored or worried about how much it will cost.
Now it is Friday. I have space and time. I have perused all the race calendars at least once and don't see a race I completely want to sign up for. I face again the reality that activities can be a distraction from going inward.
What I want to find is within. The trick is that when I achieve the mental silence and practice the contemplation, my ego doesn't get anything. No big emotional moment. No ecstasy. No book to write. No greatness to show the world.
So, my mantra today is from A Course in Miracles workbook: This is a day of stillness and of peace.
Less than 10 days to my 7th anniversary of being a Course in Miracles student. Less than 19 days to my 29th sobriety anniversary, which will coincidentally also be the 11th anniversary since leaving the convent. This time is holy; as is all time.
It is Houston. It is not that hot today.
And now let go.