Where Do You Go??

William Wordsworth wrote The World is Too Much with Us many years ago. I often think of  his words when I look at the daily happenings. Here are a few lines from that poem:

“The world is too much with us, late and soon.
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
For this, for everything, we are out of time.”

Those words still ring true today. After listening to the news, we all need to find a place to go after being rocked and swayed by events. Whitney Houston sang “I Go to the Rock,” from The Preacher’s Wife Soundtrack.  She sang:

“I go to the rock for my salvation.
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me.”

Well, I go to the lake. It calms me. I can breathe. I remember Thich Nhat Hanh’s words, “Breathe, You are Alive!”

  • I can breathe out and release some of the unsettling things.
  • I can let go of what I have seen and heard.
  • I can breathe out the outmoded thoughts and ideas.
  • I can just breathe and sit in the silence.

And then, I can inhale.

  • I can inhale new ideas.
  • I can inhale new beginnings.
  • I can inhale and chart new plans of action.
  • I find a new source of energy as I regroup, refocus, renew, revamp, refresh and reflect.

I  return to the daily routines feeling rewarded. It is imperative for me!

Where do you go when it has all simply become too much?

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Lynn M.                                                                                                                         July 26, 2016

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