My email system, Apple Mail, automatically sends a lot of email every day to a folder called “Junk.” I don’t know how it knows what is Junk, but it does a very good job. Somehow it knows I don’t read Russian, don’t want anything that will “enhance” me, and that I don’t have the money to invest in gold.
Each morning, I scan my “Junk” folder to make sure that what is in it isn’t a real job offer or a chance to win a pickup truck, and then I move all that’s in “Junk” with a stroke of the keyboard to “Trash.” Wouldn’t it be nice if I could do the same in my real life. Wake up every morning and take all the junk in my day and in one swift stroke move it all to trash?
I guess the better questions are — why can’t I, and how do I do that?
This is where regular prayer and meditation comes in. Prayer and Meditation provide the mechanisms to move life’s junk to the trash, and the wisdom of age and grace of years provide the knowledge of what is junk and what is real. Most of the real involves some form of love.
I think I’ll try to find that internal stroke on my heart’s keyboard today. Why don’t you try it as well, and let me know if you find it.