Tuesday, September 12, 2006

JOURNAL: September 12, 2006

Yesterday moved like a graceful machine. Everything happened in a smooth and useful way, even though I didn’t always recognize the benefits of what was happening. Even now, looking back, I am not able to understand all the good that came out of yesterday, but I can intuitively sense that it was there. Each little thing, from talking to a student at my desk about her essay to walking down the walkway to a meeting, had a special and positive significance. It’s true that, at times, things didn’t seem to be going well. There were moments when I was confused about what I was supposed to do next, moments of boredom, moments of mindless daydreaming. However, even at those times, I know the engine of the infinite universe was running smoothly and working out the harmony of all things, including Hamilton Salsich. A good example is my evening college class yesterday. I felt exhausted earlier in the day, and the thought came to me that perhaps the evening class would be a disaster, due to my tiredness. However, another thought came to me a little later, that I might be tired, but the universe certainly wasn’t. The amazing apparatus called the universe has been working energetically and efficiently for billions of years, and it will continue to do so while I’m teaching the college class. Carrying that thought with me, the class turned out to be one of my best ever.

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