I then went off and meditated and my plan was to go right after my meditation back to my computer and write this entry because I had an appointment to get to shortly. It makes me laugh as I write this, because it is almost absurd how insidious the rush of obligation pulls me out of my center. It wasn’t only the obligation of the appointment that was coming up, it was also the “obligation” of finishing writing my post before I left for the appointment. I was planning to just skip breakfast and just go and write. Oh my God how amazingly absurd! The very thing that is the foundation of all that I am doing this for, the opportunity to follow my program and be conscious I was going to sacrifice for those outside “obligations”, I was going to not love mySelf or my body because “something else or someone else was more important than me”. Needless to say I came out of that meditation calmer and wiser. I went down and made a half a bowl of cereal and ate it consciously, reaching my state of fullness and throwing the last quarter or so of it out. I then came up here to write this entry while listening to a little calming music, and I am still leaving in time to make my appointment without any sacrifice.