Walking along Broadway on a not-too-chilly evening this weekend, I had one of those moments where for some reason the worries of the week fell away completely, and I felt an almost overwhelming sense of abundance, love, family, and friends.
In a wave of enormous gratitude I felt "everything is as it should be."
(I hadn't consumed chocolate for at least 20 hours so I know it wasn't a spike in blood sugar.)
The feeling stayed with me the whole evening until I went to bed. When I woke up, still in it the next morning, I thought for a moment, "Where am I?"
For years when I was touring, I would often wake up wondering where I was. This was clearly different.
Then one by one all of the little things I had been worrying about entered my thoughts again.
It occurred to me then that I really should be asking myself "where am I?" when I've left the present moment and my mind is stuck in worry.
Alright.....this moment..... as I'm sitting in a coffee shop (not Starbucks) where I'm writing this, the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" has begun playing.
Whoever put this music on obviously didn't get the memo that I'm writing a serious piece for a distinguished newsletter.
What can I say? Sometimes the universe isn't so subtle.