Daily Reflections

June 10

IMPATIENT? TRY LEVITATING

We reacted more strongly to frustrations than normal people

AS BILL SEES IT. P. 111

    Impatience with other people is one of my principal failings. Following a slow car in a no-passing lane, or waiting in a restaurant for the check, drives me to distraction. Before I give God a chance to slow me down, I explode, and that's what I call being quicker than God. That repeated experience gave me an idea. I thought if I could look down on these events from God's point of view, I might better control my feelings and behavior. I tried it and when I encountered the next slow driver, I levitated and looked down on the other car and upon myself. I saw and elderly couple driving along, happily chatting about their grandchildren. They were followed by me--bug-eyed and red of face--who had no time schedule to meet anyway. I looked so silly that I dropped back into reality and slowed down. Seeing things from God's angle of vision can be very relaxing.

 
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