You are tired, and that tiredness runs in the marrow of your bones. We have schedules that divide up our time in a way that the skies above our head don’t recognise. This is how it is, we wake because of alarms not because of restfulness; we take one mind and try to do five things at a time. This is an unnatural way to live so we look for respite.
Outside the chaos of this old hospital there is a nature reserve, it is pretty, it is pretty in a gentle sort of way, mostly trees and dirt paths. From the nature reserve you can see Aldi and you can hear cars, and you are hit with the sudden awareness that grass grows wherever we don’t step.
We spend too long looking for peace, looking for annual holidays, looking for something to take away the difficulty of every day living. Truth is we don’t need to look for peace because like the grass it is everywhere. What we need is to step away & change the messy lives we have made. To become in sync with the world is to find peace.
‘𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑦 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝐻𝑒 𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑤𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒.’
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