Up to My Neck in Alligators

Ah, up to my neck in alligators.

The morning’s first meditative thought, familiar and friendly. Tricky though–thoughts–learning to look and not touch or risk getting swept up in ego’s infinite loop.

Awareness can be exhausting, and when I feel the alligators, I know I must sit with my energy. I’ve separated my yin from yang.

Being up to my neck in alligators is an alert–pay attention, stay focused. You are in the midst of opportunity, immerse yourself in it. Breathe.

Last week, I received some good news about my health. Once again, diet and lifestyle are having a healing effect on my autoimmune issues. My prednisone dose is being reduced.

I’ve been here before. Let’s see if I meet the energy of the day every day, no less and no more.

It’s like looking an alligator in the eye, which I have done only through a zoom lens. It is not that the alligator and I are one-on-one, it is that I am aware.

Distance and perspective are key, not wrestling the alligator. It has no need of me. It is only the messenger of opportunity.

I am now able to attempt putting a book together; a generous and talented friend is showing me what I do not know. Hers is an energy I’ve not experienced. Every day dawns brighter because of her gift.

I am not afraid of alligators but I have a great deal of respect for them wherever and whenever we cross each other’s paths.

Always, I am grateful for what is revealed.

Aim for Even posts offer equanimity a dose at a time. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is. You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page.

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