an excerpt from Mark Nepo
All the darkness! I’m going to walk in the light! – Job
Sometimes there’s just too much to consider, too much to understand and analyze, too many consequences to play out in our mind, too many things to clean, unpack, or repair before we can go out and play.
Sometimes the simplest and best use of our will is to drop it all and just walk out from under everything that is covering us, even if only for an hour or so–just walk out from under the webs we’ve spun, the tasks we’ve assumed, the problems we have to solve. They’ll be there when we get back, and maybe some of them will fall apart without our worry to hold them up.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
- Sit quietly and try to stop working your problems.
- With each breath, put a concern down and feel your being intact without it.
- Breathe freely and realize that your being is whole whether you solve your problems or not.