This is weird, but I have got to get it off my chest. Ready? Really ready? This is a super awkward confession.
Ok… lately, I have been spending a ton of time talking to bugs. Yes. It’s true. Now, let me explain.
With all of this crazy tie dye, feather, lotus, yoga boho stuff going on, I noticed that I’d been seeing a whole lot of Buddha. Not knowing much about Buddha, I thought I’d do a bit of reading and educate myself about him and about Buddhism. One of the things that I walked away from this reading with was the precept of "I will not kill."
Obviously, this is something that I can get behind… except for when it comes to crawly things… spiders in particular.
And so, this is where my talking to bugs has come from. Now, when I see a bug that in a former life, I would have grabbed a rolled up magazine and smashed, I now like to have a quick chat with the offending creepy crawly. I either mentally (when I’m at work because I don’t want people to look at me like I’m crazy and because I have a feeling that bugs are telepathic) or verbally say something like, “Ok, Buggy… I promise not to swat at you as long as you promise not to dive bomb my head,” or “Hey, Mr. Bee, I will totally steer clear of you if you promise to steer clear of me. And I definitely won’t squish you, but you have to promise not to sting me.”
So far, it has gone amazingly well. SB and I went out to dinner the other night and he was getting dive bombed by flies trying to eat his food. I asked the bugs near me to leave my meal alone and they did. Even now as I write this, I have a fly patiently sitting about 6 inches away from my right arm. He hasn’t swarmed my face once and he’s completely left my peanut butter sandwich alone. I’m also sending telepathic vibes to the 2-inch long horse fly that just zoomed into the building through the open door, zoomed around my head a few times (that’s when I started sending him “Please leave me alone vibes”) and then headed down the hall.
So maybe the universe and I have managed to reach some level of harmony. Or maybe I’m just weird and talk to bugs.
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