Not much energy to say a whole lot today. I have spent most of the last three days in bed, sleeping a lot, dealing with quite a bug. It’s a bad cold, I guess. I have not felt sick to my stomach once, but these never-ending aches and overall exhaustion are rocking my body. I have been glad to watch it all at times with a calm, meditative perspective, taking it as a growth opportunity. That is obviously sunny-side thinking, which I am grateful for. And I do believe it is an opportunity, as anything can be. I really can’t do much but lay in bed, alternating waves of cold or heat rushing over me, so I have the time to be very aware of my thinking. I see how it influences my reaction to this bout of illness. At times I am so alert and aware that my mind falls perfectly silent. These are peaceful moments. I see that they are the foundation for all else – the silence. Like I have learned in the past, a great storm has the potential to show you the calm at its heart. I feel blessed to be checking in regularly with this calm. That said, I could still benefit from some ‘good vibrations’ sent out from anyone reading this. Send a positive thought of healing and perhaps I’ll bounce back a bit sooner. Either way, all I can do is let it all play out.
As the bug was setting in, a part of me almost relished the chance to laze in bed for a day with movies and soup. The reality is far from what I’d dreamt up. I only managed to watch one movie yesterday, the effort of following it exhausting enough. I didn’t manage any the day before, sleeping through most of the day. Both yesterday morning and this morning I arose feeling as if it was fading away, but it seems to step up a bit and progress once I am awake. So, I will keep patient and faithful and do my best not to wrestle with this. I hope not too many have to face this bug. It’s no fun. Let this be a call to ratchet up your preventative measures! Gargle hot salt water. Drink lemon water. Eat an orange. Have some tea with ginger and honey. If you’re bold, toss back a clove of garlic. Drink lots of water. Don’t get caught with your guard down on this one!
Time to crawl back into bed.