Yesterday I felt absolutely…peaceful.
Have you ever experienced a day that felt like a soft cushion upon which your soul lingered? A day so peaceful that nary a breeze blew to disrupt the sense of joy and contentment?
That was yesterday. I looked around for an explanation without really caring. (Who cares about explaining things when one feels that good?) The only explanation that presented itself appeared on the calendar.
Yesterday was: “Nirvana Day” in the Buddhist tradition. Obviously, I was experiencing Nirvana, right? Or the residue of Nirvana was spilling upon the world, creating little havens of peace and joy everywhere.
Then again, maybe it was the Moon. The Moon is a little more than half way between its fullness and its emptiness. Some might call it a quarter moon. A sliver of a waning moon.
On this upcoming Saturday night it shall be completely New. Completely empty. Completely dark. Yet, now, on Tuesday night, a sliver still lights the world.
And it’s waltzing across the sky.
OK, I made that part up. About the waltzing across the sky. But we can pretend, can’t we? They say the moon affects our emotions in so many ways. It pulls on the tide-waters in our bodies. It rises and sets in our hearts.
Today some slight disturbances momentarily disrupted the slow waltz of blissful emotion. We shall call that disturbance “Filing Income Taxes”. I sat before the sky of Turbo Tax and punched in numbers for at least an hour this afternoon, until my eyes crossed and I lost almost all sense of equanimity.
However, it did revive when I discovered that we would be getting a nice refund thanks to the “Making work pay” credit of $400 per person!
I truly wish the same for all of you. A week of deep peace as the quarter moon waltzes across the sky…and a hefty income tax refund… 🙂