Now that activities have resumed, are you finding that your calendar feels too full? Are you stressed from feeling pulled into too many directions with endless ‘to-do’ lists? Today’s post offers reflections from the gifted Joyce Rupp that may help you to relish a few quiet moments in contemplation, especially as we approach Holy Week. So, let’s sit in a comfortable position, let’s breathe in and out, in and out, and pray to be able to hear that still, small voice.
Put Down the Sword of Busyness
Companion of my Solitude,
sometimes I think that half of me
is well-lodged in another world.
On rainy days, in times of solitude,
my spirit pulls and tugs,
crying for home in that other space.
All the things here
that give my life rhyme and reason
fade from view.
I am left with the longing
to put down my sword
and dwell in the land
of simple contemplation.
~Joyce Rupp, Prayers to Sophia
like my world seldom knows.
inside I have an expressway
that never slows down,
always full of going somewhere
always another thing to do
filled with quiet, numinous sounds,
like butterfly wings, river murmurs,
cloud breaths, firefly blinks,
and silence, simple, serene silence,
~Joyce Rupp, The Cosmic Dance