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.