I'd be the first to admit I could use a little spiritual help. That's why I was gung-ho about Oprah's whole shindig with Eckhart Tolle. I had read the book (A New Earth) and encouraged my husband to as well. I signed myself up eagerly for the online "classes" and I was doing great till about week 5. Then it happened. Dancing With the Stars was back on TV.
You know you put a lovely Chardonnay in front of an alcoholic who loves lovely Chardonnay's and what do you think is going to happen? I had it all reasoned out at first. I could record Dancing With the Stars and watch it on Tuesdays and still be "present" for Oprah and Eckhart at 9:00 Monday night. Well, DWTS (Dancing With The Stars, keep up with me people) starts at 8:00. So I'm just suppose to stare at my computer screen for an hour waiting patiently to be spiritually awakened at 9:00pm when the stars are gettin' down on the dance floor without me? Nah. It wasn't working.
So hey, why not watch Oprah on Tuesday? Well, the last time I watched Oprah on Tuesday was 5 weeks ago. So that plan isn't working out so well either.
At this point I've yet to watch another Oprah podcast of her and Eckhart Tolle. I still think about reaching a sacred place of enlightenment and somedays I even humor myself and imagine myself watching all the podcasts that I missed, reading the transcripts and becoming a new person. But right now I'm drinking a glass of wine and am about to partake in a rather large and decadent piece of cheesecake as I watch DWTS. I think if I try hard enough I might be able to find myself in the piece of cheesecake.