At Peace in the Whirlwind


Can you sit in the middle of the whirlwind and just tune it all out?

The corporate greed, the corruption, the dog eat dog part of the world.

And see a gentler, kinder place. An “all-rightness” and “goodness” that follows you, envelopes you and those you hold dear.

As if an easy path opens because you choose it to be so. I do this. I can do it. Anything is possible.

I see those in places of power, power that they abuse, shrinking, tinier, tinier, smaller and smaller, and then “poof,” in my mind, they are gone. Better said, they still exist but are tuned out of me.

I believe they know I’ve done this. At some level they know. I’ve removed their power over me.

Then, I consciously brighten the world, for just a few seconds, here and there. I think of the simple kindnesses – the door help open, the smile of a stranger, the squawking “thank you’s” of seagulls when you throw them a few crackers.

I’m just being happy now. And in some strange way, others in far off lands know it, and thank me for it, for letting them feel at peace in the whirlwind, too.

Date Recorded: 
Monday, September 23, 2019
Date Posted: 
Monday, September 23, 2019
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