I went out for a run this morning and as usual, found myself thinking about the people in my life and how I could help them. My thoughts ran along this line, “Since my mind is an extension of Divine Mind, how does Divine/God Mind think, and how can I elevate my conscious thought to that level?” A couple of people came to mind and I saw them as happy and peaceful, but then I let my thoughts drift to someone who I know has had a lot of trouble in relationships, and instead of seeing her as happily and harmoniously connected, I began to reason why she wasn’t (I began to think about what was wrong with her instead of seeing her Divine Self).
At that very moment, I looked up to see a large truck (with a lumber company’s name printed on the side) heading straight for me. I moved way over on the shoulder and my eyes met the drivers. I thought I noticed displeasure in his eyes. I stopped and turned around, watching the truck as it sped by and thought, “I hope he thinks I am taking down his license plate to report him.”
Then I thought again….”What was I thinking when this truck (delivering building supplies, and the symbolism wasn’t lost on me) didn’t see me? What kind of life am I building with these critical thoughts?” I got it.
For the rest of my run I felt grateful to that driver for stopping my crappy thoughts in their destructive path.
As I was running back home a few miles later, I again saw the same truck coming toward me, but this time, it slowed way down and stopped next to me. The driver rolled down his window and said, “I am so sorry I startled you earlier. I didn’t see you!” I told him that it was no problem at all, and in fact thanked him, saying it woke me up!
And I meant that. It did wake me up to my own thinking.
What kind of world do I want to live in? Do I want my mind to grow and expand (as long as I am alive, and after) to more closely resemble Divine Mind? Do I want a life that expands in harmony, happiness, and peace, or do I want to live in the world of contraction and decay, filled with problems, issues, irritability and disappointment. The choice is mine and I choose the former…and I am so grateful for all of the gentle and subtle (and not so subtle) reminders that are constantly presented and offered to me, that help keep me on that path.