Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Today's world is hectic. Seems like everything is approaching at warp speed. The mind, even during allotted resting moments, tends to race to unfinished projects or commitments.
We need to slow down, but in reality, that won't happen because there is always something that should be done. So, if we can't change reality, we should try to change our perception of it.
I used to play tennis (I don't have time to anymore). When I was "in the zone", playing my best, I found that I was slowing the ball down. It wasn't coming at me so fast. Of course, it was, but I perceived it slower. In essence, I was creating time.
It can be done.
Friday, June 13, 2008
When I was a teenager, my grandmother, who lived with us (and was my 2nd mom and mentor), was preparing corn on the cob. You know, boiling water and all that. Can't/cain't even guess how many times in her life that she had done that. But this happened to be Friday the 13th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Somehow, the pot got tipped and the contents, in full boil, dumped onto her foot.
Have a safe day!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
...when the kids have gone to bed and the house is quiet.
...when, at daybreak, you realize that it is a weekend and you can go back to sleep.
...when you finally remember the name, or song, or whatever, that has been eluding you.
...when you gaze upon a sleeping face.
...when the only sound heard is the wind thru the grass and trees.
...when you clasp a comforting hand.
...when you witness a dynamic sunrise or sunset.
...when you bow your head in prayer or meditation.
...when the weapons are silent.