Listening To A Voice In My Head

I changed the batteries in a digital desk clock, and could not figure out how to change the clock to the 24hour format.  There were no markings on the clock, so I could not check YouTube for instructions.

I become obsessed with things when they do not go the way I want them to.  I could not get on with my life until my desk clock was in the 24hour format.

On Saturday night, I spent over an hour farting around with the clock.  I went to bed frustrated.  Sunday afternoon, I resumed my struggle.  After a half-hour, I heard a voice in my head say, “Why don’t you ask me?”

“Okay,” I said aloud, “how do I set the clock to the 24hour format?”

“Press the Up and Down buttons at the same time.  Doing so will change the clock to the 24hour format.”

I pressed the Up and Down buttons at the same time.  Wow!  The clock was in the 24hour format.

“Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!”

“You’re welcome.”

Later Sunday afternoon, I tried to understand Dante’s The Divine Comedy.  I had borrowed this book from the library.  Critics praised it as the best modern English translation.  Were the critics bribed?  I could not understand what was going on.  Also, there were no footnotes.

Out of nowhere I heard, “Go to BMV Books, at 471 Bloor Street, and you will find a translation
you will understand.”

(BMV Books sells used books, magazines, and videos.  The prices are reasonable, and the books are in good condition.)

Off I went to BMV Books.  Wow!  I found a three-volume set, published by Penguin, for $21.00. It was easy to understand and had plenty of footnotes.  The prices on the three volumes showed that this set new cost $46.00.

I always benefit from listening to my Inner Guidance or gut feeling or voice in my head.

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

“You’re welcome.”

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