Friday, November 20th, 2015
Going For A Cleaning
I was sitting in the dentist’s chair while the assistant was working at cleaning my teeth. At one point, I began to slightly fade, a moment of fatigue hit me and the assistant could feel my teeth closing in on her fingers.
“Sleepy?” she asked.
“Yes, a bit.”
I had little time to say much more as she had to press on with her work but when I saw the opportunity I asked her, “Does it happen to many clients or am I the only one?”
“Yes, it happens enough, especially at this time of day.” It was 3 PM.
It was a consolation hearing that. I lingered in that thought, reasoning that if I’m a trite tired it’s because I’m working hard for our mission in sharing higher consciousness with others.
The assistant did a nice job. I was complimented for keeping my teeth maintained well, although in the past my brushing was too aggressive. I take pride in the preservation of my teeth. I believe it is maya, illusion, to neglect the body God has given us to use as a tool in service to others.
I asked the assistant, “Your name?”
“As in Loren?”
“I wish,” she said and with a great smile.
From the dental clinic, Mandala, who was waiting for me, and I walked to the home of a Krishna devotee. We took the scenic route and captured the willow trees, golden leafed and set against a bold blue sky, on our iPhone camera. It was such a clean look. And that’s how we have to be – clean in consciousness before leaving this world.
May the Source be with you!