The lightness of doing

Every day, it’s a constant push to be doing something. New devices come along promising more productivity, smarter engagement, and connected resources.

Rarely do we stop and ask ourselves, “Do I need this?”

In Walking on Water, Madeline L’Engle’s meditations on faith and art, she writes, “I sit on my favourite rock, looking over the brook, to take time away from busyness, time to be. I’ve long since stopped feeling guilty about taking being time; it’s something we all need for our spiritual health, and often we don’t take enough of it.”

I’m just as guilty, trying to maximize benefit through whatever time I have – walking through the park listening to an audiobook, or reading with the tendency to deviate to some screen or other. There’s just so much temptation in what is happening now.

Everything that needs to be done will still be there after.


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