I found a treasure…an absolute treasure…on my way to the gym yesterday. The cost of this treasure…my yard sale find? A quarter. It is a book from 1998 entitled Spiritual Notes to Myself by Hugh Prather. On the back cover it is described as a modern day book of Proverbs.
I leafed through it yesterday at the gym while getting my heart rate up to the recommended beats per minute (cardiovascularly speaking) There is a lot of good stuff in this book!! A lot like Eckhart Tolle but in shorter snippets. More succinct. More word pictures. I plan to post quite a few of the quotes I marked with a shaky asterisk and barely legible notes. (it is, after all, hard to write and walk at the same time)
I thought the following two quotes went well with this wake up, wake up you sleepy head theme of the past few posts…..
If I had Bullwhacker Hot Sauce for dinner, no matter how I try to change the dream I’m having six hours later, it’s just going to go bad again. It’s the hot sauce. A disturbed dream is the product of a disturbed dreamer. And everyone who isn’t fully awake is more or less disturbed. That’s why the answer to all my questions is, “Wake up.”
If a child is having a nightmare, you don’t try to perfect the nightmare. If in her sleep she mutters, “Mommy, I’m a baby bird and the cat’s about to get me,” you don’t say “try hiding under a bush.” That would just keep her dreaming. You kiss her on top of the head, sing her a song of comfort, and gently rock her awake. God is no less loving a parent than you.
More to come….