As I finally calmed down, I reminded myself that this meditation is exactly where I needed to be and nothing else in the world was more important. I repeated to myself that I am currently present in the silence with the One Power and One Presence in the Universe, God the Good. The theme of my meditation became, "Thank You God, I know it's good. Currently, I was feeling some stress concerning a vacation we plan to take in the very near future. I was concerned about finances, and time and every little thing that may accompany that. I started examining every thing slowly one by one. With each challenge I thought I was facing, I stated the challenge and said "Thank You God, I Know it's Good." When I stated the challenge in my mind, I would notice what would happen with my body. If I felt any tension or uneasiness, I would acknowledge it and release it while I said Thank You God, I know it's Good. I went through this process for anything I felt stress about and those things that felt unfinished. It felt great to acknowledge and release, all the time saying, Thank You God, I know it's Good.
Something occurred to me in this process, somewhat out of the blue. It occurred to me that life and all of existence is a perfectly composed, Divine symphony. That each of our lives, my life, is a note within that perfect symphony. My life is a single note in this divine symphony? As I explored this, it occurred to me that a single note is composed of constant vibrations and energy that can vary ever so slightly to create sound to all those who hear it. The note that is heard may profoundly affect some while passively affecting others. The idea settled into the fact that I am a part of the Divine symphony. I am the note that God composed to be in this place and time right now. The vibration of that note is what I control. I can let the vibration flow as God intended it by being with it and being open to flow and open to God's omnipresent knowledge or I can change the vibration by trying to control how it's sounds and the subtle movement in the flow of the vibration.
The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao according to Lao Tzu, however, I hope that our glimpses at the Tao can somehow help illuminate the path.
With everything in life, the good and the "seemingly" bad , I say Thank You God, I know it's Good. And so it is Amen