This is the second day. Memories invoked by a picture…
We live in a world where we are constantly moving. Whether it be to a job, to school or buying groceries. The only pause being when we head to bed, then it’s the same cycle over and over again.
It seems we have forgotten that we can stop, even for an instance, and that it’s okay to do so. We have it our minds that movement is progress and if you aren’t moving you’re doing something wrong. And we pass this on to our children, and them to theirs.
We move so much that we miss all the wonderful thing around us. The little things, the simple things. Those things that can turn a bad day good and a good day better.
We live in a beautiful world, but we never really, truly appreciate it. Because ‘there is never enough time‘. There is always stuff to do. This makes me quote a character from one of my favourite movies:
But then if we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time?
– The Merovingian
It is this choice that we have programmed in ourselves that gives the Illusion that we donot have time to just be still, and breathe. I believe that if all of us, each and every one, just removed ourselves from the hustle and bustle of modern day life for just a few minutes, we might see better changes in our lives and our world.
I understand why most, if not all of the monks that live in the solitude of temples or mountains live much longer. They understand stillness, the patience it takes to watch the world pass by. In being okay with where you are at a particular time and they fully understand that everything happens in its own time. We have a lot to learn from them….
So stop, take a moment, and maybe, just maybe you too can marvel at the beauty in stillness