Black Belt in Inner Peace contains short journal entries I have kept and continue to add to, as I go for a black belt in inner peace by endeavoring to move through each busy and sometimes stressful day with greater grace and ease.
Number 21: Happiness
I awoke from what felt like an enlightening dream in which I climbed to the top of a high Mesa – like those in Arizona – and then walked across it for miles and miles to a point at the very edge overlooking a scary vertical drop into a deep canyon. Above me was a dark cloud formation with sunlight breaking through in streams like a Renaissance painting indicating God is present. So, assuming it was God, I asked, “Tell me, what am I supposed to be doing down here,” to which the clouds answered “Be happy.” I was a little bewildered by this … I was expecting something different, like “save the world” … but I said “OK, I will,” and then I woke up.