The Joke’s on Me

So I’m sitting down to meditate, and as is sometimes the case, being still brings up emotions that I’m too distracted to deal with when I’m busy.  If it’s really bad, I defer the meditation for a few minutes, and talk to the Universe. God, Spirit, Cosmos. Whoever or Whatever’s listening.

This morning I let the Universe have it between the eyes. No holds barred. I had complaints.  Justifiable complaints. Complaints about unfairness, about things in my life that are NOT going according to plan. Things that are a great annoyance, inconvenience and downright WRONG. Things that I don’t have a f***ng clue how to deal with.  Things that make me feel helpless. I was wound up!

As I was almost at the end of my diatribe, I heard some sand hill cranes in flight squawking their heads off. They have a honking squawk you can hear a mile away.

It made me laugh out loud!  I had a sneaking suspicion those cranes were the Universe’s humorous way of telling me how I sounded. Squawk squawk squawk.  Anyway, I felt better after squawking and got on with my meditating.


About boomergirl47

Retired from the University of South Florida. Love reading, writing, hiking, nature, music, birding, puttering around the house and yard.
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7 Responses to The Joke’s on Me

  1. I think that’s a good way to handle it, BG, and I can relate completely. Sometimes I feel like if I start complaining I’ll never stop. Over the end of year, lots to complain about, and my regular meditation group session hasn’t been running. And as you describe, how a small touch of what is real can burst anger, sadness, self-absorption like a bubble, bring you back to the here and now. And I’m writing too much as usual, because it really resonates with me. 😃


  2. boomergirl47 says:

    Thanks, Steve. I hadn’t been to my meditation group for a month either, and it makes a difference even though I meditate on my own. It’s better for me to vent now and then or I start feeling like a martyr. 😦 If I take it out on the Universe, maybe an innocent bystander won’t get it “between the eyes.” haha. I’ve had a challenging few months, but that’s life. Sometimes when it rains it pours. I just have to remind myself not to take the sunny days for granted. Peace!

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  3. I love this so much! 🙂

    And you have cranes!!! We have herons and I just love watching them look out into the sea. They’re probably looking at it the same way we look at a menu, but it looks far more pensive than that!


  4. boomergirl47 says:

    Thanks! I love herons too! They look so elegant.

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  5. Reblogged this on Pretty plausible and commented:
    So much love.

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  6. Anony Mole says:

    Those cranes, the stand almost four feet tall. And yeah, they make such a strange sound, a warbling-honk-squawk. “Those aren’t geese? What the hell are those funky things?”


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