There are only two people I have known to have ever recited this entire three questions bit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. One is my son Adam, and the other—my dear friend Ryan. I can’t help but laugh every time I hear those lines.
My quest began when I was a wee baby. Ever since, I have been in search for truth, love and the American Dream. I’ve searched high and low…..as you can see— from a young age my even my favorite toys were related to the spirit.
How can we keep a positive attitude when so many things, seem so wrong?
I need PEACE. Hence—my quest.
Cindy’s 10 steps to spiritual enlightenment
Step 1: ROAD TRIP TO A FRANSICAN CONVENT IN BUFFALO–good company and good conversation. 🙂 Thanks KC
Step 2: Several hours of Contemplative Eastern Zen Prayer— periods of deep silent meditation in a private chapel interwoven with slowly walking monkish in a line of holy women around the convent—then back to prayer.
Step 3: A nice nap in solitude provided clarity and enlightenment. Do not underestimate the importance of this—this step must not be missed.
Step 4: Wine and dine with my favorite nun (my aunt Susie) at the Outback Steak House. 🙂 – we couldn’t get a table anywhere else.
Step 6: Observe fireworks from my bedroom window.—no kidding Buffalo has beautiful fireworks for to celebrate St. Patrick’s day!!
Step 7: Sneaking around the convent at night when all the nuns are sleeping. I felt so brave.
Step 8: Encounter with Mr. Kitty—the Holy Convent Cat — feeling a little less brave now. 😉
Step 9: Pray in child pose at the altar of God — while the rest of the world sleeps.
Step 10: Wake up Enlightened.
That morning while having coffee and conversation with the sisters in our bathrobes—
and there it was—plain as day—The HOLY GRAIL.
Turns out my Holy Grail is a frosted beer mug that belonged to my Grandfather, a Fire Captain from UTICA. It now resides in the a freezer of Christ the King convent and is used on special occasions by the most holy person I know as the sacred vessel for liquid libation.
My wise and holy aunt taught me: God is reality, everything is as it should be.
God bless you. Amen.