A Morning Backward

The Morning Routine

The Morning Routine

MELBOURNE, FL — #MiracleLog #LivingIt

February 22, 2015 7:50 AM

As the morning sky glowed with the dawn of a new day, I drove on an empty road as Modern English’s I Melt With You played on the radio:

You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time.

The lyrics fit in perfectly with my practice of not taking the mind so seriously and what I had just read in this morning’s blog post by Seth Godin, The Trolls Inside:

But the [Troll] in your head, that voice of insecurity and self-criticism, that’s the one you need to be the most vigilant about.

Do not feed the troll.

Do not reason with the troll.

Do not argue with the troll.

Most of all, don’t litigate. Don’t make your case, call your witnesses, prove you are right. Because the troll knows how to sway a jury even better than you do.

The troll inside is the “I” of my CSI-IED meditation. Ignore the mind. Irrelevant thoughts. Insignificant mental noise. Lot’s of I’s (me-me-me-me). The troll inside.

I had read Seth’s post as I lay in bed—a bird outside my window, singing his morning song. I had read it after finishing my CSI-IED meditation and I was feeling One and Light and Eternal and Temporary.

I did this meditation first thing this morning because I had just awoken from a dream of drama—of thoughts taken too seriously—probably brought on by binging on Jack Bauer and 24 last night—and the thoughts (the irrelevant, insignificant, yet troll-y thoughts) were leaving me feeling contracted and dark.

Contracted and Dark versus One and Light.

You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time.

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