This week the watchman at the gate evicted the bad habit of Self-pity and welcomed the new inhabitant (good habit) of Choosing-my-emotion.
During my meditation (Sit) this week I pictured a wonderful wine estate. I see my family, extended family and friends joining me as we go through the estate and enjoy the privilege of being together in nature, enjoying wine and good food. So instead of taking my normal weekend cycle route, I decided to cycle through the estate to experience the emotion even more strongly. A dream or goal of mine is to have the freedom to access these simple pleasures of nature often.
I am most grateful for the audio version of the Master Keys. On the cycle mentioned above I listened to chapter 5 twice and have paraphrased excerpts of it below
“If either of us were building a home for ourselves, how careful we should be in regard to the plans; how we should study every detail; how we should watch the material and select only the best of everything. Yet how careless we are when it comes to building our Mental Home, which is infinitely more important than any physical home, as everything which can possibly enter into our lives depends upon the character of the material which we use in the construction of our Mental Home.
My estate has broad acres, with abundant crops, running water, fine timber and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. The mansion is spacious and cheerful, with rare pictures, a well-stocked library, rich hangings, and every comfort and luxury.”
I intentionally retain ownership of this estate, as I continue to earnestly desire it, taking possession and asserting my claim.