Many times when we are in transition we choose or have to learn skills not previously known that will help us travel a new path. This week I’ve been reading a book by Chuck DeGroat entitled: Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion and Healing the Divided Self. I was particularly drawn to a a section in chapter 7 about “returning to our core, recovering our true self”.
…”But this is the journey – from that lonely, exposed place where we find ourselves after clawing our way to the top, to the lush valley below with streams of living water. The journey is from a place of exhaustion to a place of rest, from a place of fragmentation to a place of wholeness and wholeheartedness. … in contrast to the upward mobility of our world, this is the way of downward mobility.I (Chuck) call this a descent into wholeness…. We become more whole as we unburden ourselves as we let go of what we thought we needed in order to experience what we already have.”
This last line of the quotation above, made its home in my thoughts today. I/We so often work so hard to get to or through something with our own effort and timelines when if we would pause to engage with what we already have, we might discover some burden we could leave behind as we journey forth.
Today’s image was made on a day where I hit the pause button and noticed the light on a pepper in the windowsill . It attracted my attention and provided, and still provides, delight.