Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. Psalm 90:12
Some times I am reminded of my mortality and I get a sobering kick in the shins call to action to use my days for good and not waste them on what doesn't matter. When ever I get my guitar out to play I need to check to see if it is still in tune. In a similar way I need to keep checking my heart to see if it is still in tune with the life I am living. Some times I ask myself, "Does this still make sense for me, is this still worth doing?"
One day in the winter of 1970 my mother went to bed, fell asleep but didn't wake up. I was ten years old. This was an early lesson in life's brevity. That is a life scar I treasure for the way it wound my clock that day some 40 years ago. The loud ticking off of the seconds ever since has made me want to make the most of each day as a gift not to be taken for granted.
Brenda and I have a joke between us that goes something like this. "Hey, how are ya doing?, ...... Oh busy, real busy!"
It is a joke to us because of how in our culture that is what we so often say to each other like being suspended in constant activity is a good thing. Around here we actually have to carve out times and days to not do stuff. We make times to let the dust settle and regroup. Today I challenge you to let your self feel empty and even lost for awhile. It doesn't feel like a good thing but it is a good thing for your interior where all good and bad will in the future spring.