Friday, February 24, 2023

Monkey-Mind Exercise: An Angel Message

My ego mind is restless today, chattering like a monkey in a sea of endless distractions. 


I dug up this old photo a friend sent me on a Caribbean cruise vacation.  A playful little monkey took a shine to her, and rode on her shoulder at a wildlife park. 
One way to handle the monkey mind is to concentrate and be in the now.  To practice awareness of what you're doing.  And try to do only one thing at a time.  Eat breakfast without working the crossword puzzle. Begin the day in meditation and prayer.  Connect with your being.
Later today, more monkey distractions surfaced with a message. This retro optical illusion postcard of a woman? Or a chimp? It all depends on how you look at it.   Each moment the decision is yours as to where you place your attention. One brings peace, the other not so much so.
                       And, with the wave of monkey thoughts rushing in,  I got a stronger message.   For some reason, I heard, check the label on my lounging pants as I tucked them on the closet shelf. A favorite old pair--baggy and soft with  little owl designs, that I put on most evenings to relax.     

I was glad I listened to the angel message.
As I read the label:  just be...  
I grabbed the magnifier to be sure.
Just be...


Love and peace,

Rae Karen