by Gina Valley
You my lift burdens
And change my heart
You piece together memories
Long torn apart
You soothe my anger
And stir my guile
You bring me peace
For a precious while
You carry me
to faraway places
or deep into hearts
of familiar faces
You open my minds
And tickle my ears
You close my mouth
And bring me to tears
My heart is swelled
I can run
I can fly
No worries with you that life passes by
You take me to soar,
High, high above
You teach me of everything
Especially of Love
I find it terribly difficult to be still. It goes against my nature. I’m more of an action kind of person.
I know how important it is to take time to be still. I can see how I am better, how my life is better, when I take time to relax.
I have no trouble recognizing the benefits of rest. I advise others to schedule down time, and remind them of its many benefits. Even God took a day off, and told us to do the same thing.
Still, it’s my biggest struggle.
Today I forced myself to take time off from everything.
Honestly, it was really stressful to relax.
My mind tends to go to all of the things that want attention. My eyes see a hundred chores to do. My body wants run.
But, I forced myself to rest.
I’m going to continue to force myself to take a day of rest every Sunday. Hopefully, as I get used to it, it will get easier.
I intend to be more thorough in forcing myself to take the day off each week. For example, today I let myself check my email. Twice. I had to. I was getting the shakes. Next Sunday I won’t let myself check it. But don’t tell me. I’m sure I’ll freak out when I find out.
Rest is restorative. I definitely need that. I know it’s good for me. I’m going to continue to force myself to be still for a day, at least once a week.
Even though it can be very stressful to relax, I hope you’ll take time to be still as well.
Do you struggle to relax and be still? What is the greatest distraction in your life to having a time of rest? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.