|Stephen at Monday Night Class, San Francisco circa 1969|
Ooops. I almost let the cat out of the bag.
With another deep bow to Stephen Gaskin -- and to a Most Amazing Universe -- I want to share, once again, the post from that day. Beyond the Mysterious Magic Manifested, it's encouragement to "lighten up" bears repeating. With my own conditioning, prone to caffeinated perfectionism, and well aware of all that needs to be done to help change this world, I need hear that every day.
Originally Posted July 12, 2014
A couple of night's ago, unable to get back to sleep after a nocturnal "nature call."I had tried to write a memorial to Hippie Spiritual Teacher Stephen Gaskin, whose Life -- and recent Death -- touched me deeply. I got nowhere. I gave it up and read a bit of a Tenzing Norbu Mystery before finally stretching out to meditate into sleep once again.
At that very moment the phone "dinged"with an incoming email. Peering down I read the notification:
How could I not lighten up?
I broke into a bemused grin as I clicked it open. Just receiving this unsolicited and inexplicably"cosmic" MMM Courtesy Wake Up Call would have been enough to make my decision (just read, introduce and re-post this one for sure) -- and make my day.
Then, I began reading the post.