The main reason I was attracted to Miracles One is the emphasis on practical application of the Course. Well, an opportunity to do just that has come. I live in an apartment building which has loud plumbing; when anyone runs water, it is as if the sound is magnified. My downstairs neighbors, a very nice couple, like to take showers late at night. Being a lark, I like to get up quite early.
Last night, the plumbing seemed to roar on until after 11:00 PM, and I could not sleep. This morning, I’m feeling tired and headachy, and, of course, the ego tells me it is all the fault of my neighbors. During my morning meditation, I asked what I should do. The answer was simply, “Go to bed later and get up later.” OK, I can do that. The neighbors already know about the plumbing, and if I need to, I can take a nap later today. Problem solved. Everyone happy.