Stay in Bed Until You Lighten Up
Woke up thinking hard thoughts about life and feeling depressed and grumpy. Thought to myself “why bother getting up if I feel like this” particularly if my general goal is to extract as much fun and satisfaction as possible from each day. So I stayed in bed and looked at pretty, saccharine photos and listened to music until I reached a point of feeling better.
Shifting from sour to silly
Both “The Master Key” and “The Great Divorce” emphasize the value of feeling happy, and satisfied, and filled with appreciation. I am experiencing the validity of that for myself more and more each day. Yet, as I type, there is a voice of protest in the background. Speaking for myself, I notice how I cling to my old habits of sour and dour. That which I considered myself to be is revealing itself as nothing but a veneer covering my essential silliness and lightheartedness.
When life requires completion of a task I don’t like, find a way to gain a grain of satisfaction from it.