Oct 29 2009

Simplicity: The Complex Task of Living a Balanced Life

Can we

you and I   

sit down

and be still?

What new habits of

attention

will awaken

then?

How then

will we spend

our

thoughts

emotions

time

money

physicality

each day?

How then

will we replenish them

each day?

“Holy rest

good work

godly play”

Barbara Brown Taylor, you say

that’s the balance[1]

So: what Calder shapes hang

from the mobiles of our lives?

What breath of attention

will make them sway?

What dance

will swing our selves

our world

into sustainable

beauty?

Shall we

you and I   

sit down

and be still?



[1] Barbara Brown Taylor, “The Balancing Act: Holy Rest, Good Work, Godly Play,” Perdue lectures, Stone Church of Willow Glen, 23-24 October 2009.

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