Space to Breathe again

Andrea and I recently took a short trip up into Michigan. We needed some time away… time to reconnect… time to unwind from the busyness that tangles up our lives and our hearts. It was refreshing… no, it was more than that… it was like breathing again. Having time away, creating some space in our lives, it gave me time to catch my breath. I think we get so busy and focused on getting things done and “doing life” that we sort of hold our breath. You know… like when you’re concentrating on that golf shot you’re about to make — you hold your breath… or when you are trying to hold the camera perfectly steady so you can take the picture, you breath in and…. hold it…. hold it…. almost got it…. hold it…. Pppffffhhhhh… exhale. The pace of life (even when doing good things) can have that effect on us… and so this time away gave us space to breath again.… Read More Space to Breathe again

Just having a bad day…?

So… recently… a couple of weeks ago… I’m going through the routines… getting up, getting dressed, going to work, trying to feel “productive”, trying to make a positive impact on the world. And, after a few hours at work, I take a walk down the hall for a quick break and to step outside of the clutter of my day… as I do, an awareness begins to grow in me. Today, as I unexpectedly (and quite unintentionally) create a little space by taking a stroll, an awareness of something inside begins to creep into my peripheral vision, into the edges of my conscious thought — but what is it?!… Read More Just having a bad day…?