These days temperature taking is the norm. And a sticker that says, “I’m OK” is given if one’s temperature is normal.
Standing in the temperature taking queue, I’ve never been more sensitive to these two hitherto nondescript words, “I’m OK.”
“I’m OK,” gives me permission to go into supermarkets, post offices, banks and other enclosed public spaces.
“I’m OK,” tells me that breathing is a gift that can be forfeited any time.
And I’ve also become very conscious of the fact that temperature taking requires someone to point directly at my forehead with an instrument, even though there’s no physical contact .
The forehead is home to the third eye and the pineal gland, among other important features.
Perhaps this mode of contactless temperature taking is an invitation to us to connect with dimensions beyond human sensing.
So today for my OM writing practice to purify my pride & ignorance, I’ve included an “I’m OK” sticker from this morning’s grocery trip as a gesture of gratitude.
Here’s giving thanks to every “I’m OK,” in my life, and may all my friends and all sentient beings be very OK today and the days to come. 🙏🌈🐾