Below follows a story based on an experience
that illustrated to me the existence of an "intuition",
or connection, to something greater than me, in all of us...
One day, several years ago, while still living in San Diego, I was walking our dog
It had been garbage day. There were still many empty garbage cans on the sidewalk.
As it is our practice, I picked Myrna's poop with a baggy and went on with our walk.
Since there were so many empty garbage cans around,
I decided to throw the baggy into one of them.
As I approached one, and started to swing my arm to throw it...
I heard a "voice" or felt a "impulse", from somewhere
deep inside me that said, very gently, almost imperceptibly...
But it was too late. My arm was swinging and I made a hole in one.
We kept on walking...
A few seconds later I heard a real voice.
"Get that shit out of my garbage
If it stays there all week, it'll smell like hell!"
So I had to go back and pick it out of the can
and take it with me for
another block and throw it in a commercial dipsy dumpster,
bitching all the way about the unfairness of it all!
How unappreciative the guy was for not recognizing my great sense of civil duty
for picking up the stuff!
I should have left it on the sidewalk!
Maybe he'd have stepped on it! etc., etc., etc.
However, the guy was right. Even in a baggy, the
poop would smell up
the place after a week. I've experienced that in our own can.
... and I DID hear/feel that little voice that told me not to do it...
Had I been able to heed that "voice",
this whole embarrassing situation would have been avoided.
This is why we need to do more meditation...