I know, we're all busy! People tell you, it's just 5 minutes or 10 minutes and you can do THIS workout or THAT business idea or THIS meditation technique. The lists of stuff to do goes on and on. Funny though, how we do love to tell everyone how busy we really are isn't it?
One of the things I love most is going out on a hike by myself. It's like therapy for me. Being around God's creation, taking in the air, and as I am hiking I'm looking. Looking for cause to pause. Looking for a life outside of my own. This is an image I took just on Monday, Memorial Day. So, as I'm walking along, looking for interesting this going on, I see this beautiful, colorful spider. Eek! I know, spiders, but seriously this guy (or girl) is about the size of my thumbnail but it caught my eye. I began to ponder as I took a few snapshots. How far does he travel? Does he know I'm watching? Does he care? I wonder how old he is ( I don't know average lifespans for a spider)? I wonder does he have a personality? would it be a warrior spirit?
The age we leave in is wrought with heaviness. Do as much as you can in as little as you can with the least amount of effort. We are definitely a quantity or quality era. In light of this, we go go go all the time. This comes at the expense of our work productivity, our family life and interactions and even into our social times. I want to encourage you all today. Find something in life so amazing, beautiful and wonderful that you pause.
What is it or what will it be for you?