Last night I had the strangest experience. After about 3 hours of sleep, I was kept awake most of the night. While I struggled to sleep, I was irritated, annoyed and angry. I was going to be tired. Tomorrow would be ruined, I thought.
But when I decided to stay up, something wonderful happened. My anger vanished – completely, as if it had never been. The night was enjoyable – quiet, calm, contemplative – even restful. And today has been good.
I’ve been trying to figure out what happened – what happened to my anger. I think I was hanging on to an idea of what was supposed
to be. When I let go, to be part of what actually was
, my anger disappeared.