Thursday, December 13, 2007

a lesson in rest

the more we reflect on our lives
the more we see clearly our lives are too loud
too crowded
too packed
too hectic
too noisy
too busy

and what we need is more silence
less haste
less rushing about
a call to slow down
a lesson in rest

Our lives get so squeezed
we constantly find something or someone has to go
and we find ourselves forgetting the things
or the people
the family and friends
that shape and support our everyday lives

and what we need is more silence
less haste
less rushing about
a call to slow down
a lesson in rest

big brother
my space and facebook
pop idol and any dream will do
neighbours and friends
heroes and lost
west wing and green wing
news 24
stargate and star trek
match of the day and songs of praise
turn on, tune in
turn on, tune in
turn on, tune in



and what we need is more silence
less haste
less rushing about
a call to slow down
a lesson in rest

2 comments:

Catriona said...

Thank you! Having just driven back from Manchester to umpteen emails, answerphone messages and a heap of post al lof which need to be dealt with before a deac's meeting tonight, this is exactly what I needed to hear.

Endlessly restless said...

As I reflected today - we need to "rest and be thankful"