"Do now, do now, what you will wish to have done when your moment comes to die." [St. Angela Merici]

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Lost Art of Pausing in Peace

By Micky Wolf 

My beloved and I have had a full couple of weeks. And that is a good thing.

I am grateful and thankful for the necessary tasks—as well as those that might be considered optional. Life is normal. Normal is good. And I welcome routine, as well.


I’ve also been dealing with several health issues over the past month. Nothing major or life-threatening by any means. But in the larger context, disruptive enough that I’ve anticipated the return of the ordinary—even what some might consider the boring—and embraced it with open arms.

And in the process?

Like the bold little black-capped chickadee (one of many) who regularly visit our feeders, I’m over-joyed to savor those moments of peace in between the activity.

Those moments, as our fine-feathered friend seems to understand, when the most important gift of the day is to take time to pause, in peace, and appreciate and enjoy the world around us.

How do you feel about pausing in the middle of your busy day?

Which is the most challenging—being at peace, or taking time to pause? 

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