SHELTER FOR THE SPIRIT
Today I met with my Friday women's group to discuss world events. The topic for today was Global Crime. You know, drug trade, cyber crime, human exploitation and the list goes on.
On leaving the meeting - I was left with the thought: we as individuals can do so very little to fight the huge criminal element in our world. What can we do by ourselves to give ourselves piece of mind.
I immediately came home and pulled out my dog-eared copy of the above book.
The first sentence reads, and I quote:
"We live in a time when the ordinary life is more elusive than the extraordinary Some days I'm overcome by feelings of nostalgia for the days when people seemed deeply and satisfyingly engaged in their ordinary activities."
In blogland where we see such beautiful pictures of everything, we are often envious of that persons home or that persons stuff and the pretty pictures they share with us.
She is so clever in her posts, and I'm not. She is so talented, and I'm not.
After thinking about this for a minute, this is what I came up with. Your home IS the shelter for your spirit. It is the spot that makes you -- you, and special.
Whether you are a gardener,
tremendously spiritual, or not;
Make a spot for yourself that is yours alone to unwind and contemplate, where you can simply sit AND DO NOTHING. I know this is hard for most of us.
But, I do believe, that it will bring you back to the core of who you really are.
I believe it will get us out of wishing we had what she has or my blog is not as clever as hers. Or feeling so out of control in this world of uncertainty.
Find your special spot and just disappear.
It will make you feel safe and calm when you need it most.
Let's all make it our goal to have more calm and reflective days rather than less.
Have a beautiful week-end blogging friends.
Photos courtesy of "A Room of Her Own"
by Chris Casson Madden