For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Slowing Down

Do you ever have the feeling that so many things are trivial and rote?

So on just one thing you do every day, like pouring coffee, slow down and think about the beauty of what you are doing -

Be aware that to pour the coffer you have to extend your arm forward to the pot.
You touch your hand to the coffee pot.
You lift it up.
You start to pour the coffee.
The coffee pot touches your cup.
The cup slowly becomes filled.
You stop pouring.
Then you put the coffee pot down precisely.

You become 'aware' that each precise movement has dignity in it.

Every time we do something in our lives, we can break it down and see the simplicity and precision in it. We can see tremendous beauty and dignity in each step.

So slow down and become mindful and conscious of what you're doing, no matter how trivial it seems to you.

You'll be stunned at the meaning and beauty you'll begin to see.

I want you to know, I'm having to do this exercise myself this week for peace. I've had a lot going on!


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