Two guys finished the race today. Very amazing. There was actually a neck and neck (sort of) race for first.
The other runners will finish in the coming days. Even those who do not complete 3,100 miles still have amazing piles of miles.
I have a story. I think it is a self transcendence story because it suggests a non-ego state of mind. It suggests a state of mind in cooperation with the Spirit of the Universe.
More than about 10 days ago, a piece of debris on the freeway got tiddly-winked up by another car and it smacked my front bumper. When I got home, I saw that the bumper was cracked and one of the lower lights was broken. I didn't know what to do. None of the near by body shops is a clean place where I wanted to take my car. But I did go over to one of them just to see what they said.
Driving home (3 blocks), I decided to let go and let the universe guide me. Stop trying to control.
Coming home, I checked my car insurance and decided that the repair would be enough to justify a claim. So I called the insurance company just to see how a claim works. I've never filed one before. The outstanding feature was that they give me a choice of two approved body shops and my policy has rental car on it. Just knowing a good body shop was worth the call. In elegant fashion, I had, within a couple of days, dropped off my car. I never gave it much more thought. Almost forgot about it.
A few days later, I asked the shop when my car would be done. They mentioned that the bumper came in damaged and they had to order another and so my car would be a day or two late. Getting off the phone, parts of A Course in Miracles came into my mind. I thought, "I am not a victim of the world I see." This thought is a metaphysical truth. My thoughts have an impact on my perception and what I think I see, my reality. I also remembered that I had decided to let The Universe take care of this situation.
So that day, I didn't get all pissed off at the body shop. I just went on with life. Then I called the body shop on the original day my car was supposed to be done, a day or 2 earlier than the new promised date, and they said my car would be ready that day at 3 pm. Wow! No need to waste my energy on being pissed off. The Universe has taken care of this situation. It is an example of how we can walk hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe. And change the world.
One last thing about the winner of the 3,100 mile Self Transcendence race. Yesterday, he gave an interview. He said, "The world has let me go. Everything that was binding me has left. Right now I am just a soul bird. For a bird there are no limitations, no boundaries. But I have a body and I do all I can and this turns out to be 70 miles a day....I am not doing this for the records. I am doing this to bring happiness to my soul. To bring happiness to God and to be able to approach him faster. This is why my speed has increased.”
Is that not beautiful? It matches very well with my Course in Miracles workbook lesson today: "God is my life. I have no life but His."
Every thought of God makes me happy.