Between the Quiet and the Noise

Now that the weather has decided to turn into summer, I like to open the windows and doors for early morning coffee.

The fresh air and the sounds of the world calm my soul and connect my spirit to the Bigger-than-Me.

Between the Quiet and the Noise, I hear birds singing… sprinklers bursting… an occasional car start up and drive away… an airplane just now… and a dog.

My heart often cries out:

Talk louder God!  I can’t quite hear what you’re saying.

My brain kicks into gear:

What’s on tap today?  What should I wear?  Who do I need to talk to?

My soul asks:

Who will I serve today?

Some days I do pretty good… other days I just don’t get it right at all.

what IS possible?

Right now I am listening to the sprinklers… I can see water spreading over the edge of the concrete… my prayer comes out:

God… what IS possible?
Given this particular set of circumstances / people / potentials…
what CAN we create today?

That’s important distinction from my classic approach.  Rather than feeling frustrated about what’s not there, I should focus on what is there and how it can best be used.

[ feels a bit like Iron Chef… Here!  Use these obscurely odd ingredients and make a tasty dinner!  Good luck! ]

Shift:  Me-at-the-Center => God-at-the-Center

It’s taken me a long time to realize what the shift is.  And now that I understand, it will change everything every day… or even more frequently as the circumstances / people / potentials change.

What is possible using this new set of ingredients?

I find a lot of good answers between the Quiet and the Noise.

Where do you find yours?

Share your wisdom.

so quiet you can hear the corn grow…

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About Elaine Menardi

Heading off on a new adventure! I solve problems and make ideas happen.

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