Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bumper Cars

So, I'm driving down the road with the baby in his car seat, and this little red car comes right up on my bumper. I mean if his front end were a mouth and my back end were a butt, he'd a been kissing my ass! I couldn't believe a car could get that close and not actually be touching me.

I thought to myself, "What is he thinking? Everyone knows you can't join with the body. Only minds can join!"

I'm just kidding, I didn't really think that. It's all just normal people around these parts, so I doubt that anyone thinks about only minds being able to join. Although, what do I know?

The truth is I didn't really think anything. I just put on my turn signal, pulled off the road, and let him go by. Then I thought, "You are Christ, pure and innocent, we are forgiven now."

It's funny how things that may have been upsetting in the past aren't upsetting anymore. It's also funny how some teensy, little thing that doesn't matter one lickin' stick can send me right over the edge!

Hey, I guess they're all teensy, little things that don't matter one lickin' stick. I just don't always remember that right away!

Oh well, better late than never!


  1. dawn -
    you are witty !! fun reading your blog :)

    and triskana, dawn -
    re; your earlier post/advice on the other post - well, all I can say is "heavy resistance" is where I am with respect to HS/joining/et al !!

    at least, reading this blog (and one other I visit regularly) is perhaps subconconciously thawing something somewhere !! :)


  2. Bumper Cars! I got excited there for a minute - I thought you were going to talk about Six Flags or something.

    I know why you were able to forgive right away, because you're a woman. You're not some stupid guy. LOL

    DU p 187
    Gary: You know, I was driving the other day, and this guy was right on my ass. I mean, he was practically touching my bumper. That really pisses me off. I'm not about to speed up, 'cause we're in this neighborhood where the kids play in their yards. I was just about to give this asshole the finger, when I thought about the Course. So I didn’t do anything, and then he made a left turn a few blocks later, and that was the end of it. After that I was thinking, what if I'd given him the finger and he had a gun? Then we'd have had a case of road rage, and I could have been road kill.

    Arten: Yes. Remember that your brother in that car was symbolic of what’s in your mind, including the impatience that you exhibit in other areas of your life, symbolized by his impatience. You and your brother are impatient because you’ve made the separation real, and you think you have to strive to get somewhere so you can overcome God and prove yourself right.

    So you saw your faults and your guilt in your brother instead of in yourself. Fortunately for you in this particular case, you made the right decision - both on the level of the mind and on the level of form. You can't go wrong by breaking out in peace, unless you must defend yourself from bodily attack and possible death in which case you have permission to kick ass, or better yet, to think of a way out.

    Gary: I guess I shouldn’t have thought of him as an asshole, though?
    Arten: That’s correct, your assholiness. As J counsels you in the Course, ‘As you see him you will see yourself.’2

    DU p 316
    Gary: I was at the gas station and this guy blocked me in just as I was about to leave, and I was in a hurry. I asked him politely enough if he could let me out ‘cause I was in a rush, and he just looked at me with this unbelievably condescending and disgusted look and said, ‘Tough!’ I couldn’t believe it. There was a part of me that wanted to rearrange his face.

    Pursah: What is it with men and cars? Anyway, you saw him as being really ignorant?

    Gary: Oh, he was worse that that. People who talk at the movies are ignorant. This guy was the world-champion flamer. Mother Teresa would have been tempted to slap him.

    Good job Dawn, you're freakin' awesome!

  3. Hey, I posted a comment here and it disappeared! I'm taking that as a good sign, probably.

  4. What did you originally post? Inquiring minds want to know.

  5. Well, I thanked you profusely for your participation and quotes, and then I said to Anil, I hear ya about the resistance! I'm always trying not to resist the resistance! And then I said hey, can that even be done?

  6. dawn, mikey -
    can i say you guys are cute ? :) in the nice, original sense of the word !!

    this morning, i read chapter 17 of DU. Slowly. And it sank in even more, even deeper. What a lovely book. (I had/have read both DU and YIR several times already, but lately, it seems like I can't get enough of Gary/Arten/Pursah). I tell ya, reading Chapter 17 this morning again was nothing short of inspiring, in a very deep and different way.

    Anyways, thank you all.
    Cheers and good night,

  7. I love Chapter 17 of DU, too! Love it, love it, love it! And I can't get enough of Gary/Arten/Pursah either! You just keep getting it on a deeper and deeper level, and I totally agree, it is so very inspiring in a deep and different way. Plus also, I would bet the farm that Mikey would absolutely agree!