forgot something the other day, dear God, that left me feeling very
good. I forgot myself. For a few moments I was totally preoccupied with
thinking about someone else and my own self was forgotten. Abandoned.
Lost. Out of sight. Out of mind. I have to tell you. Lord, it was quite
a wonderful experience indeed.
I have heard of out-of-body
experiences but this was an out-of-self experience. There was no
thought of self-esteem, self-expression, or self-realization. There was
no thought for the self-centered concerns that usually grip my every
day. They were held at bay for a few moments and I discovered how
wonderful it was to not have to carry the ponderous baggage of my
over-inflated ego for awhile. I actually felt lighter. I felt as if I
could carry another person’s burdens so much easier when I wasn’t so
weighed down with my own load of self. I felt as if I could carry twice
as much with half the effort.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful, dear
God, if all of us could learn to do this better? Think of the kind of
world we would be able to create if we could. In this new kind of world
the very moment when I would be reaching out to lift someone else’s
burden some other selfless self would be reaching out to carry mine.
What a wonderful world that would be. Everyone forgetting themselves
only to be remembered by someone else.
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