I am here in the dark of morning pecking away at the keyboard, a cup of coffee at hand and thoroughly enjoying the complete quiet of this time of day. Rare moments with no noise, no pressure, no hurry to do something.
The birds are still sleeping, both inside and out.
Time to think....or not, as you wish.
I don't believe any of us have enough moments like this anymore.
We are stuck in fast-forward; go, go, go. Noise always. No escaping to a place for meditation, thought, and the peace to empty the soul of all stressors and refill with the inspiration to feel comfortable in our skins. To withdraw and relax, then re-emerge and go about our daily tasks.
I have been reading about religious contemplatives; those who turn from the world and look IN. And those who have done this and found that in doing so, the voice told them to re-engage in the world.
I wonder, when the day is still slumbering, and I am void of worry or thought, if it is close to what they experience.
Does it ready an artist for their work.
Can anything purchased compete with these moments available for free if we take the time.
So simple....so restful.....so necessary to recharge.
May you find a moment.