Monday, July 30, 2018

Waiting on Hold

Sometimes you just have to spend time waiting on hold. I admit that I am old enough to remember this type of telephone. If you had to wait on this phone, you didn't have the luxury of a headset, blue tooth or having a system that automatically calls you back. The technology just didn't exist in "way back" then.

I have had to spend sometime on hold or waiting for a call back in dealing with my insurance company because of the car accident at the beginning of July. This morning I called to check on the coverage for the rental car as it was initially only for a certain number of days. The interesting bit was that the company's system said that there was no claim associated with my number. Hmmm. After a couple of tries I chose to hit #2 and talk to a new claims person. It eventually worked out. (I want to say that the claims people at State Farm and my agent's office have all been friendly and helpful. The claims agent and I were laughing about stuff while on the phone this morning.)


But, it has occurred to me that I have also been on hold any number of times my life waiting for things to come to fruition or to fall into place. I can only do so much sometimes. I had to wait for the money to come to buy my replacement car. (The insurance payout won't be enough to cover the cost as my old car was a 2002.) 

I've had to wait through the process of selling homes and buying new homes. It felt as if my life was on hold when my parents died 7 and a half days apart. 

How many times have I reached out to someone and had the feeling that I was on hold waiting for a response. Probably innumerable. 


I suppose that the best thing to do while on hold is to follow the advice of the first meditation image in my book, Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be. Yup, just breathe and keep breathing. Because forcing stuff often backfires or means that what I want to happen is incomplete when it does happen. 










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The first photograph is by Quino Al and the second by Mohammad Gh. I found both on unsplash.com.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Stumped

What to do when stumped? Punt? Create art?

Clearly someone was "stumped" when looking at this tree stump. So this person made a fairy/elf/gnome house. (I apologize that the picture's a bit blurry.)

I have been feeling a bit, frankly, stumped this morning. Stumped about what to write. Stumped about what to do next in my day. I did cross off a number of things on my to do list, but what next.  

And, thinking about it, maybe I'm feeling a bit stuck because I don't have my replacement car yet. I found it. It's going to the service station I use to be checked out. I'm waiting for the money to pay for the car to show up. I suppose I won't feel settled until it all falls into place, including canceling the registration and license plates on my old car. sigh.

So, maybe I just need to keep looking at things the way the person who put the door on a tree stump. Shift perspective. Maybe when I'm feeling stumped, I just need to pick something to do. Maybe that will be shift in perspective I need.

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I took the photograph just about 3/4 of a mile from where I live. One of things I love about Vermont is the creativity of the people who live here.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Meditation Haiku






This came to me the other morning:

The half-light of the
darkened room calls me 
to contemplation. 


This came just now: 

May this quiet time
spark the inner light of
the divine within.

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The first photograph is by Peter Murphy, and the second is by Yaoqi Lai. I found both on unsplash.com. 

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Monday, July 9, 2018

I Could be Angry But I'm Not

It's not that I've decided to stop blogging, it just seems that I've let life distract me from blogging. We had truly awful heat last week, which made me feel like I didn't want to do much of anything. I'm living in a condominium that doesn't have air conditioning - the first place I've lived since I was a child that doesn't have it. 

I'm not sure about prior to that other than being uninspired to write. 

And, I'm surprised that I'm writing this week as I've had a somewhat major disruption to my life. (Maybe I just need to talk about it some more.) First, I want to say that I am fine. I was stopped waiting to turn left to go to a local branch of the post office when I was rammed by someone driving a pickup truck. Turns out that my car is a total loss meaning that I have a rental car and have to go looking for a car to buy. What's annoying about this is that I've put money in my now defunct Honda and possibly could have driven it for another 90 - 100,000 miles before facing buying a car. 

Interestingly, the kid (a 23 year old seems like a kid to me) was uninsured, hadn't registered his truck yet and was using a friend's license plates. He is in a fair amount of trouble. I've decided to let the insurance company, the police and the court system deal with him. 

I am quite interested in the fact that, while I'm annoyed, I'm not angry. I'm not ranting and raving. Yes, I've needed to talk about it. Yes, I have been a bit shaky from time to time. I'm a bit worried from time to time about having to take money out of savings to pay over what I'll receive from the insurance company.

But, I'm not angry. I'm not wanting to file a law suit to make him "pay." He's going to be paying through the court system. He's also most likely going to be "paying" as he will probably be put into the national insurance data base for this accident. It means he may have to pay an exorbitant premium to obtain car insurance. If he can. It's odd but I feel some pity for him because he's created a terrible situation for himself. My situation is temporary. The consequences for him could last a number of years. 

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I know that the picture I took of a flowering crab apple flower has nothing to do with the topic of this blog post, I just really like it. 

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