Yesterday, my son found it absolutely incredible that I gave up TV. He could not believe that I was no longer watching Oprah. It's going on 5 months now and it really didn't dawn on me until he mentioned it... "What - I gave up Oprah?" In the past, she was my BFF for an entire hour. Anyone who knows me, knew that I was unavailable from 4-5. I had this friend who would try to call me about 3:57, just to say hello before she came on. Now that's too funny, when you know someone like that.
But anyway, I write this post to say that I haven't completely given up TV or even Oprah, I just have not had the desire to watch it or her. I have truly mastered the ART of being still. It has come with age, wisdom, pain, forgiveness, journaling and most importantly, HIS grace. I would not trade the journey for anything in this world. HE has truly lead me to a place where for moments and even days at a time, only HE and I exist.
I especially love it when I find a park or lake and HIS glory is so obvious, it simple takes my breath away. It has caused me to create a another journal titled, "What's happening right now?" I sit with HIM and in the stillness, I look and listen for things that are currently happening around me. Not only is it very interesting, it's fun.
Try it. It can be anything from a buzzing noise, to rush hour traffic, to a sweet bird singing to a lawn mower mowing. And then in the midst of that, the sun rises, the clouds move and the water ripples... Absolutely incredible. SO much better than this face paced, rat race most of society has chosen to participate in.
As for me, I'm slowing it down and it feels wonderful.
Just wanted to share.
Make it a great day in the Lord.
Love, peace and blessings
Free Spirit Butterfly