Sunday, April 13, 2008

Star Trek, Life

OK, promise you won't think I'm a nerd or anything but I'm excited to see that CBS is airing the complete first three seasons of "Star Trek: The Original Series" on their website.

Yes, I went looking for it. I used to love all the various Star Trek series on t.v. when I was a kid and also in high school. I typed in "star trek episodes online" into Google, and that is what I found. My original intent was to find episodes of "The Next Generation", but I'm happy with what I found. I'd also love to see "Voyager" and "Deep Space Nine", again.

Don't ask me how I went from obsessively looking for spiritual teachers to watching t.v. on the Internet. I think my search for a spiritual teacher is over. I never found one, but I don't think I have the attention span to devote myself to a path right now. I'm living in the mundane world and loving it again, in the peacefulness of my little home with my little family (husband, two dogs and four cats). If I never had to leave the house again I'd be very happy. I'm watching movies on the t.v., t.v. shows on the Internet, reading and entering sweepstakes. Nothing that takes too much brain power, surprisingly. I think my brain is taking a break from living inside itself for so long. I believe many would be pleased to hear that I'm starting to get out of my own head. I'm not lost in thought as much as I was.

Leaving work was probably the best thing for me because I'm much more relaxed. I'm going to be poor as heck, but I'd rather survive comfortably than live uncomfortably. In fact, I'm going to be poorer than I was when I was in college, when I was trying to pay for school and afford food at the same time. We didn't even have cable or satellite t.v. back then, and lived in a trailer! No, I'm not embarrassed about having lived in a trailer before. No, I'm not "trailer trash". It was a cute little trailer out in the country on the peaceful part of the river. Living out there like we did, we ended up fostering many stray dogs and puppies that were dumped.

Anyway, I just hope my husband can retire soon. We're waiting to see how our finances are going to pan out. I like having him home with me. Today I sadistically made him play Scrabble with me. I made him promise earlier this weekend that he'd play, and he couldn't get out of it. I won, but don't tell him I told you. He told me not to brag about it on my blog. ;) It's really difficult to get him to play board games with me. It's probably the first time in three years that we've played.

That's all for now. This is probably the most boring post I've ever put on my blog. I owe some emails to a couple of my friends. If you're reading this, you know who you are. I'll get caught-up on that tomorrow as well as respond to the comments that were left the past couple of days.

I love you all! (And I don't care if that sounds mushy or sappy.)


Vincent said...

On the contrary, Sophia, it is one of the most interesting posts! Because something shines through it, in harmony with the content. And if I were to try and express the essence of that it would go like this: that no spiritual teacher can take you further than to live in the mundane world and love it, as you say.

For when you enjoy yourself you enjoy your self.

And that, coupled with the downsizing, is tops, according to this biased observer.

Siegfried said...

In my case I found several teachers. People who are integrating wordliness with spirituality. And I am learning. And practicing.
This is probably the reason I have difficulty reading books and blogs on traditional spirituality and superspirituality.

Anonymous said...

It was not boring.

I always liked Star Trek. It probably had a strong influence on my view of the world.

I am glad that you are giving your mind a break. I will try to do the same.

goatman said...

Time to blossom.

Mark said...

Sounds to me like you are on a lovely path, even though you choose not to call it a path. I love the comfort that you express. Nesting is a great thing to do. You are coming into your own. Take care!

Zareba said...

Hi Sophia:

It sounds like you are right where you are supposed to be rightnow. When we are on our proper path, continuing our Journey, there is a rightness and contentment that we experience. Whether the going is smoothe or rough,it is the right path. At different times in our lives, we experience different forms of growth. It is necessary at times to take a rest and let what we have learned sink in and become part of our "self".

If you get restless again, drop me a line.

In the meantine, enjoy!