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lift someone up today

It is easy to speed through life and barely notice the problems that people are experiencing.   Sometimes labels are assigned to people without knowing the exact reason they aren’t doing what might be expected of them.

We travel through life at a pace that is quickening every day.   The world expects more, so we give more, and as a result our wholeness begins to get chipped away.   Each day a little bit of our soul is lost.  Eventually we find ourselves empty and hollow, lost and in a sense alone.   We have linked arm in arm with a worldview that discards people as quickly as it collects them.  

At some point we travel through a day and not know much at all of how it happened.  Did the sun rise?  Did the sun set?   Was the sun out at all?    Did we hear a bird sing?   Did we feel the wind press at our face?   What did we feel?   What did we see?   What did we hear?

One thing everyone can do is take a moment and encourage someone.  Ask them what are they grateful for?   What did they experience that brought life to their senses?    Help someone be aware of all the life that is surrounding them.   That will make a difference.

  It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment”  Cicero

 

The shining sea

dsc01810“Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it” Ninon de Lincios

  

 Listen to the waves that gently gather at your feet.   Look at the glistening sea and reflect for a few moments on the beauty that is presnt.

Be present in the experience.   Set your worries aside and be present in the moment.

Relentless Intensity

Relentless intensity is what many people experience in today’s chaotic world.  There seems to be a relentless stream of activity that is required to navigate the permanent whitewater that defines our daily life.    Not only is the pace relentless there is an increased amount of intensity and laser focus required to see a day through.   Business demands more, our free time is shrinking and there is more information strafing our minds than ever before.

If you feel that you are caught in a maelstrom of activity, news, work, and life in general you are not alone.  

What helps you reduce the pace of everyday life?   Does it work for you?

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.  John Naisbitt