By Week 8 we have many signs. Vital signs. Infinite numbers of them. Perhaps there are too many signs? It’s called environmental pollution, right?
But, using those signs to break addiction? Genius 🙂
Master Key 8:3 states, “Methods whereby we can substitute habits of constructive thinking for those which we have found produce only undesirable effects are therefore of primary importance.”
I immerse myself literally into Week 8 of the Master Keys Mastermind Alliance. There are infinite ways of seeing signs. For many months I’ve swum 3 times a week, for an hour, and I see 4 shapes in particular…… everywhere! Can you see them?
What comes to mind is CHOICE. The Law of Substitution is active!!! Every time I touch the wall at the end of a lap… BANG, High-5 right onto a blue rectangle… I feel the tile as I say, “I always keep my word”. As I swim, blue tiles are everywhere. Everywhere!!
Red circles line the lanes; Yellow squares (turned on edge), say not to dive in shallow water and not to run and slip; Green triangles flap above to let swimmers know there is only 25 metres to the end. Well, to OTHERS that’s what they say. To me? They’re eliminating the negative, and filling me with infinite good.
Swimming is meditation… the black line under. The forever-moving feast of water with its infinite patterns and hues all around. The slow physical rhythm of arms, legs, rolling my body to breathe… and as I breathe out? I can speak underwater it seems!! “Do it Now” bubbles up to the surface as I expel air from my lungs. Even makes me smile as I imagine other swimmers going past in the next lane…. What was that? Did someone just say, Do it Now?
Backstroke gives me the luxury of “I can be what I will to be”. Perfectly timed for 2 strokes. Rhythm, progress, rhythm, Dharma, rhythm, focus, rhythm…. on and on…. on and on in the precious water.