Learn to stand back and let
other take their
turn as leaders. There will always be new opportunities
for you to step out in front again.
Sit in the dark. It will teach
you to see and hear, taste and smell.
Pet a furry friend. You will
give and get the gift of now.
Take a day off alone; make a
retreat. You can learn from monks and hermits without becoming one.
Direct your life with purposeful
choices, not with speed
and efficiency. The best musician is one who plays
expression and meaning, not the one who finishes first.
Take time to read . . . the
Bible, poetry, great books. Thoughtful reading is enriching reading.
Take time to wonder. Without
wonder, life is merely existence.
Work with your hands. It frees
Once in awhile, turn down the
lights, the throttle,
the invitations. Less really can be more.
Let go. Nothing is usually the
to do. . . but often it is the best.
Take a walk. . . but don't go
anywhere. If you walk
just to get somewhere, you sacrifice the walking.
When things are in chaos and you
are in a frenzy,
ask yourself: What is right about now? Chances
already know what is wrong.