The quiet mind is a peaceful place.
It’s easy to get your mind filled with noise, especially during the distractions of the day that occupy our senses.
Work, getting kids to school, balancing the checkbook, visiting the sick uncle.
It’s like your mind is a big factory, all the machines running, trucks driving in & out, people moving everywhere, the lunch whistle, the fire whistle.
Good to get away from it. Think “Not-Thinking”. Seek refuge whether in the woods, on the water, or within one’s own mind.
A little diddy about escaping the madness. You may note it’s a bit dated, from the 90’s. (Last century).
A Moment’s Peace
What I seek is solace, just a moment’s peace.
Need I sail to Aruba? Need I fly to Greece?
The home phone, car phone, answering machine,
Pager, email, voice mail…What does it all mean?
Does it mean I am IMPORTANT? Does it mean I “MUST BE REACHED!”?
If I cannot respond instantly, will some agreement be breached?
Will the U.N. go to war? Will the President sit & wait?
Will Saint Peter need to confirm with me before opening the gate?
I am going fishing now, with worms in a cup.
Don’t bother trying to call me.
The machine will pick up.
Happy Independence day tomorrow, for all you fellow Americans, and a belated Happy Independence day to all our Canadian neighbors to the north.
Take the time to make yourself independent from the noise of our modern world, the chatter and distraction, the hustle & bustle, the go-go-go that is most of our society.
Break yourself free from the TV and the phone and your laptop/tablet/mobile device/PDA, and all that constant manufactured connectivity.
Liberate your mind and soul to a natural state, whether it’s in the park, on the roof or in your head.
Take the time to let your mind clear, and engage in the simple wonderments of the world around us.
Connect with something real and infinitely more precious than all the rest.
Connect yourself with Real You.
Be at peace,
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