I had a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday morning. I was sent home with a bottle of pain killers and the advice; "take it easy for awhile." I am the person who enjoys being in motion and getting things accomplished. I am driven. Being still does not come naturally to me but when I do, I'm reminded how helpful it is.
There is something so life giving about an hour long bath in the early morning with a candle. In the warm weather I like to sit under the grape arbor in the garden and watch the bugs and gold finches visit the plants. When it's cold out side I can bundle up and go for walk through the neighborhood and notice how beautiful the trees are without their leaves.
Some times when I am in this place of rest and reflection really good ideas float to the surface. God speaks to me with an internal whisper. This is taking the day out of gear and letting the clutch plate spin. This is taking the batteries out of the device and putting them in the recharger. This is letting the field go fallow for a year. This is a sabbatical, a nap, a vacation a retirement. This is letting the tide go out so it can come back in again. This is they way to make sure when we are doing, we are actually doing what needs doing.