There were times that was very calming and times it just plain wasn't. I think the times it was calming was because I matured and realized tomorrow would arrive regardless and there was nothing earth shattering that would happen between now and then even if I didn't "finish".
I do hope I passed that on to my children. Life some how seems "bigger" these days - this century of information at our finger tips. The world will turn another revolution and life will change - or not.
Off to pack - leaving at 5AM tomorrow. I'll write from the road but for now I'll leave you with this Zen story.
It Will Pass
A student went to his meditation teacher and said, "My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I'm constantly falling asleep. It's just horrible!" "It will pass," the teacher said matter-of-factly.
A week later, the student came back to his teacher. "My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive! It's just wonderful!'
"It will pass,"
the teacher replied matter-of-factly.