I'm still feeling really sick. I think I'm actually a bit better than I was yesterday but I'm still feeling awful, with a I've got a cough, stuffy head, and sore throat. I took a bunch of painkillers last night and slept almost all the way through the night (which might be why I feel a bit better). Even so, I've been sleeping in the other room because I toss and turn so much. I hope Ian doesn't get sick.
I'm supposed to go to the book club on Wednesday but I doubt I'll make it. I'd have to be feeling a whole lot better tomorrow. Some of those people are in treatment or are caring for someone who's in treatment and I don't want to make them sick.
Not that I'm actually that interested in going... I tried to read The Power of Now again and I'm still having trouble with it, especially with some statements like "the past and present are an illusion" and "if you're unhappy, you're not living in the Now". Huh? Apparently if you live in the Now you'll never, ever be unhappy and that just doesn't seem right to me. I know that "life" is not the same as "life situation"... but surely every single minute of someone's life is not positive.
Don't get me wrong: I like the idea of living in the moment and focusing only on what is instead of what was or what could be. I like the basic idea of the book. What I'm having trouble with is the way some of the ideas are justified, or the discussion around some of the ideas. I hope it gets better.