I am a big advocate of having moments where I sit and doing nothing.
No, I am not lazy.
When I sit I am relaxed and I think, plan, regain lost energy, talk to God and soak in his presence as if I were bathing in love.
I have always been one to sit and ponder, to look at the beauty that surrounds me and not be caught up in unnecessary frenzy’s that seem to bother other people.
No, I am not arrogant.
I recognise that I do not function well when I am rushing here and there or when other people want to project their values onto me.
I look at this world and I see it rushing where everything is a race, tested, must have outcomes, must look a certain way, must be a certain way.
I stop amongst the busy crowd. I take my antenna of my head and walk beneath the noise.
Some are rushing through life from one thing to the next. My head gets dizzy when I think about it. Zoom, zoom, no time to enjoy. no time to take in the moment; just no time.
Is life meant to be this way?
Do you know why I sit without guilt? I sit because it would be an insult to God if I didn’t. This life is a gift and there are many things in this world that just don’t interest me. I am not interested maintaining an appearance of wealth. I don’t care if I have to wait for a bus or walk to a destination. What I care about is my health and that of my family. I care about being an artist and making sure this world is coloured by it. I care about looking out for the broken and undervalued. I care about listening to God and acting upon that rather than what I think is right. I care about guarding the slow pace and not getting caught up with silly drama’s.
So I sit and when I do the world still spins on its axis and life goes on. I didn’t need to save the world today, I just needed to show loving kindness to the people who live in it.