Sitting down to meditate this evening I got to thinking. I know you’re not supposed to be thinking, you’re supposed to be hearing your mantra and sending thoughts, if they come, softly away. It’s Transcendental Meditation that I do, and I do it thanks to Joe, my second husband. (I’ve had three husbands, an alarming number that I am not particularly proud of.)
I think that my meditation has helped me stay much calmer than I would otherwise have been these last few years during which I’ve been beset with woes and worries. So I started thinking about Joe and how I grateful I am that he introduced me to TM.
Then I started thinking about a road trip he and I took across the
US. Driving through the Nevada desert, I was one of those people who
thought that there was nothing there, there.
But not Joe. He saw beauty in the
desert when others, like me, saw only emptiness. But of course he was right. The desert isn’t empty, and there is a lot
there, if you just settle down and take a look.
What does TM and the desert and Joe have to do with the apartment I’m buying? Probably nothing.
Today I received the contract I signed two days ago returned to me, signed by the buyer. In the contract my future home is described as an apartment comprised of a living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom, and a terrace-laundry. It is typical that the washing machine is placed on a small outdoor space adjacent to the kitchen. But the apartment has only two bedrooms not three. The present owner tore out walls to eliminate the smallest bedroom and thus enlarge the living/dining room. The result is lovely. I am told this discrepancy is no problem.
I will soon be living in sixty-six square meters (almost half the area of the house I live in now) with an additional few meters of terrace/laundry on one side and a balcony on the other, looking out over a large area of people’s small garden/patios. It will be smaller, but I think I will be much more comfortable and hopefully much happier. I can’t wait to move in, except that I must wait until late June (date yet to be determined). TM twice a day will help me wait, so you see, there is a connection.