Have you watched the parents filming there kids at the zoo?  Different animals exhibiting their instinctive behaviour behind thick safety glass. It struck me this morning that a lot of the thoughts in my head are just like those animals behind the glass. 

I know, I'm weird and that is random. It is also incredibly helpful. Thanks to Headspace I have a new best friend in my meditation practice. That meditation practice has made it possible for me to put up that thick safety glass they use at the zoo. I can see anxiety approach the glass and lunge at me, I know it's there pawing to take over my insides but now I have a little more space and don't need to react. Okay, sometimes I do but even the kids at the zoo jump sometimes.

The other thing I have learned is that everyone has something behind their glass and somehow that is comforting.

 

THE GUEST HOUSE

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi

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