No time to stop and think.
Get the coffee faster.
Race to work.
Bound by time.
Slaves to our jobs.
Slaves to our phones.
No time to think.
It’s too painful.
Where will it take us?
What will happen if we just stop?
We are afraid to know, so we avoid.
Run, run, run away.
We aren’t present.
We don’t see the Beauty that is all around us.
Let the clock come to a halting stop.
Let the papers pile upon the desk for a moment.
Let the phone turn off.
Let the noise quiet down.
Let the pen stop writing in the calendar.
Turn off the music.
Rid yourself of all the distractions.
And then Start.
Start the feeling.
Start feeling again.
And begin the healing.
The healing you are avoiding because the process towards it seems so scary.
Start to open your heart.
When we stop, what do we do now?
We can hear without all the noise.
We can hear.
The birds singing.
The whispering of God to our souls through the wind.
We can hear our hearts desires.
We might feel the pain along the way, but
This is part of life’s journey.
There’s joy. There is suffering.
There is darkness.
And there is radiant light.
It rises up in the sky every morning,
Even if the clouds cover the sun,
It still shines.
And the Light is God.
He is the light.
And he has created light within all of us.
“Where has my light gone?” You may wonder.
But it is still there.
Yes, Life gets in the way sometimes.
But the You that God created you to be still remains.
You may feel lost.
You will find your way.
Stop running. Rushing. Hiding. Avoiding.
Feel this life.
Don’t be afraid.
Don’t be afraid to live.