Thursday, March 21, 2013
Certainly, things to think about and do, but not quite thinking or doing them. I could try to defend it, saying I need time to pause and rest. But it's not very restful when I fill it up with non-mindful things (television, social media, etc), then feel guilty for wasting time. That bad kind of rest, vegetating in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way.
Good rest. Like a seed hidden in the ground, nothing to fear or worry. Time and space to be nourished by the soil, active rest. Because things still happen even in the ground. That time to be still, brings growth. Learning to be mindful, brings wholeness.
"...but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit... to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace." (Romans 8:5b, 6b)