Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The Quiet Life
It seems like no matter where you turn, the wisdom for us is all the same. We are too stressed in this modern world and we need to have some quiet time. We need to turn off the technology for a few hours each evening, slow down and either pray, meditate or both. We sleep less, rest less, and keep running at a pace that our bodies seem to rebel at.
I was doing chores tonight, sitting next to the goats as they ate, watched the sky turn from light to dark. I heard the wind blow, birds sing and the pitter patter of drizzle as it fell on the metal roof of the barn. It was meditative. Each breath I took in this natural world was like moving along with the very rhythm of nature. At that very moment in time I wanted to dump all the technology and just live more like the Amish. It sounds pretty good right now, to live the quiet life 24/7
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...