This morning I was on hold with Comcast, the local digital internet/tv/phone provider for quite awhile. Finally a woman came on the line and we went through the conversation necessary for me to get service at my new apartment. Just after she gave me what my new phone number would be, her computer crashed, and after trying to fix it, (more time on hold) , she apologized and said she would have to connect me with the local office (Funny thing – she was in Canada!!) and tell the clerk all the details while I was on the phone. As she was doing this we got disconnected. She had given me the number of the local office in our conversation earlier, so I dialed it. After going through all the “press this number” directions, I heard a recording saying they were experiencing higher than normal calls and there would be a longer than normal waiting time. I felt anger flash and hung up the phone. I had just been through all this!!
I really wanted to have the services hooked up sooner than later, so I took a breath and dialed again, getting the same message. As I listened past the time I had previously slammed down the phone, I heard “Estimated wait time – 6 minutes.” I started laughing. I got angry over 6 minutes! (Of course, when I first heard the message I assumed it would be longer – like 15 to 20 minutes.) My laughter gave me an attitude shift and when the new service person came on the line, even though I had to go through the whole conversation again (with more questions than before), not only was it a fun and pleasing experience, but this time I didn’t have to pay a deposit and got a much better phone number!!
This experience reminded me to not make assumptions – and as William James wrote:
The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
Change what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling and Life changes to reflect your new state of consciousness!
Life is such a giggle!!
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
We live in an awesome Universe. It is a living, breathing thing. The energy of Divine Life is within us, among us, around us. It animates every living thing. It is the Source and substance of all there is. This is just amazing!
This Energy is both Love and Law – Love points the way, and Law makes the way possible. Today I honor my awareness of this Truth by choosing to experience everything in Love. I declare all my experiences are Love based. No fear or judgment enters in. Joy and Laughter take the place of where fear and judgment resided.
I release these words into spiritual law, knowing they are embodied deep within my subjective mind. I see the results and they are good. And so it is.