Do we honestly take the time anymore to seek for peace? Are we REALLY so busy that we can’t take a few minutes to slow down for peaceful moments?
Our lives are such busy tornadoes of activities, meetings, sporting events, extra-curricular activities, and driving hither and yon trying to keep up with everyone’s lists of activities, and jobs, and the carousel seems to spin faster and faster until you either fall off, or throw up…..(or both).
Why are we so busy ALL the time? Is it any wonder why we have so many sleep aids on the market? Is it any wonder why we have more and more stress related illnesses? Is it any wonder why we have such a demand for anti-anxiety chemicals?
I took three days off a couple of weeks ago, and aside from the continual calls from the office, it was rather enjoyable. However, I caught myself several times thinking of everything I wanted to cram into the three days, and getting tense trying to figure out how to do it all, that I have to literally jump in the pool fully clothed to change my perspective.
Life comes at us one breath at a time for a reason. Time was invented so everything doesn’t happen to us all at once. And yet we try to suck all the breath out of living at one time, and we try harder and harder to defy time so we can do more.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to search for some peace! I need to step back and take a deep breath one at a time. Maybe even slow down enough to howl at the moon.