Same View — Different Vantage Point

Koko Crater from a slightly different vantage point

Good Morning, God!

Yesterday, while running an errand at Kale’s food store, I thought I’d take some photos from behind Queens’ Hawaii Kai Clinic. What fun to have a different vantage point!

Later I was thinking about how badly I need slightly different vantage points on lots of things. I don’t think of myself as “rigid,” God, but I have noticed I tend to get “locked in” to my viewpoints. Hmmm. I hardly ever stop and think, “I could be wrong!”

Sigh. It takes energy to stop and reconsider our “world views” — energy we often squander on Worries, Fears and Angers — or just plain busy.

Then, on my way home, the Public Radio station had a talk about how so many of us spend way too much time in the Fight or Flight Mode. That is the direct opposite of the REST & DIGEST mode. I remember reading Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky some time ago, God, and being struck by how hard on our Bodies to be set on ON all of the time. But, of course, I failed to take it “personally.” Duh!

I sort of understand why I didn’t get it. I wasn’t angry or scared — I wasn’t feeling like fighting or fleeing. I was just busy. Busy doing. Resting and Digesting wasn’t even there as a “phrase” in my mind.

So here I am, God. I have borrowed a lot from my Body’s Bank. I haven’t gotten a statement — not a numerical statement, that is. But, now that my “Addicted to Busy Mind” is not giving orders, I can feel the debt . . . feel my need to pay it off by Resting and Digesting. And, now that I reflect on it, I have a lot more than just food to digest. Thank You, God, for all Your Help!

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