Retirement Update #1

by SprinklinThoughts

01/11/13 – four weeks into retirement…

I fail to understand how any of this could possibly interest anyone, but whatever… here it is…

Holidays are finally over… They’re just an impediment to me and I don’t really do anything (at all), but you know how everybody is… phone calls, wishes, cookies (I like those, thank you), visits…

I still don’t understand why it’s so important to contact someone not close just because others (traditions) say to… seems to take all the spontaneity, honesty, and depth out of it (forced, not real)… and what about the rest of the year? Seems reversed to me… Shouldn’t it be good year round and a few days set aside for the not good? But I digress…

Surprising how many people think now that I’m retired I have extra time to do the stuff I never wanted to do in the first place… Oh well… I just say no.

Now that things are settled and I can focus like I need to (slow & steady, long term)… I begin to see more of what freedom truly is… am even beginning to understand why many may be willing to die to defend the real thing… freedom is much more than what we think… it has power… it is power… is beautiful to have and to hold… no wonder so many are afraid of it…

Don’t get me started on this, but… the fools are even discussing whether a man is free (or not) to keep his own blood from search & seizure (involuntary blood tests)… any sovereign being has the right to keep its life blood to itself (no matter even if mentally unfit — no means no), period… not even up for discussion (IMO)… but I digress again…

Cloistered…

I am calm… content… have to keep reminding myself no deadline, nothing to interfere… things can wait or can be now — my choice…

The days and nights have come together… no longer separate… to become one life place, with patches of increased shade in areas… one life… no longer split between day-night, here-there, home-work, being-doing, desire-duty… becoming one in all…

Often I am strongly energized, uplifted, grateful, awed… such grace… it gives me pause to breathe for life… singing thank you… seeing Purity… there is Holiness here, not mine… but for me to partake of… like warm sun, or cool well…

The Love within me… its flame grows stronger… how or why I’m not sure, but the where is sublime… feels good and warm… yet I remain cool…

Hey, I must be doing something right… women seem to be taking notice… so far I’ve had 4 fly-bys with 2 attempted landings… had to shoo ’em away 🙂

M

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