Taking a day or two out to rest in change. Taking a deep breath. And just asking myself if change is the only truth. And isn't it just amazing that we might bear witness to it then.
Today I really like this.
And now there will be walking.
I sent an email to all you Small Journey folks who have already joined the going, in case you missed yesterday's post. It is calm so it seems the path has been found.
AND Thank you Michelle, for sharing this:
is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is not stasis but the essence of giving and receiving. Rest is an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually, but also physiologically and physically. To rest is to become present in a different way than through action, and especially to give up on the will as the prime motivator of endeavor, with its endless outward need to reward itself through established goals. To rest is to give up on worrying and fretting and the sense that there is something wrong with the world unless we put it right; to rest is to fall back, literally or figuratively from outer targets, not even to a sense of inner accomplishment or an imagined state of attained stillness, but to a different kind of meeting place, a living, breathing state of natural exchange…
Excerpted from ‘REST' From the upcoming book of essays CONSOLATIONS: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words. ©2014 David Whyte