"Okay, here's the deal..."

I woke up early after a good night's sleep. Thought I'd join the early morning risers to have a few moments in this dark and early dawn, just for me....and the kitty.
I was going to start my time off by writing a quick hi to my sister and brother. Instead it's going to all my sisters and brothers - you.

My reflection this morning is this: I feel the ego can be held back by saying the words "Okay, here's the deal...." 

So simple! An ice breaker. Opening my computer I read the words:

“The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life's challenges when they come. Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious person more intensely conscious. You can use a challenge to awaken you, or you can allow it to pull you into even deeper sleep.”

 Eckhart Tolle

It was perfect. Challenges allow us to see if we are calm, cool, collected without overpowering opinions...or not. Consciousness is being awake to the entire big picture and the pixels all at once and being okay with it all. 
Wow, daylight has arrived, the house will soon stir with the sounds and smells of coffee making and Gorilly Goods munching. Good morning, life! :) cm