Saturday, August 11, 2007

Contemplation



Ahhh, the weekend is starting and my mind and body has been set to autopilot. LOL. Simply put, 'the mind is willing but the body is not!' I've had quite a week and I am beginning to feel it has taken it's toll on me. I feel sooooo lethargic and all I want to do now is sleep, sleep, sleep.

Being busy at work and at home does not give me much time to appreaciate the simple pleasures of a hot cup of coffee. Sometimes I just get three big gulps of it and a quick flip through the newspaper and then I'm off to the next task at hand. Breakfast seems to be a thing of the past, while pressure and ulcers are the "in" thing.

As I was cleaning my drawer in the office a small piece of paper fell out. I picked it up and found a beautiful message inside. Something that I needed to hear this week. So I'm sharing it with you.

"The longest journey is the journey inward, for he who has chosen his destiny has started upon his quest for the source of his being." ~ Dag Hammarkskold

It further says, "We often looked to other people, places, and things for our answers and for our happiness. We thought others could free us from the pain, fear or guilt. This has never brought any permanent happiness and in the long run we have not changed.

It is time to begin to trust that small voice within, coming from the person we really are. It is time to look within and begin to uncover all that has been blocking us from our truth, from our Higher Power. It is time to discover ourselves."

Now wasn't that beautiful? I wonder who put it there? I loved it.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Sleep rejuvinates the body but a little contemplation revives the soul. Happy weekend everyone! =)

7 thoughts:

Colin said...

Love the pic Lisa....is that what you turned your boss into then ? LOL.

Sleep is one of those little necessities, but inward contemplation in a moment of tranquility can add so much more to our lives and free our soul from the daily grind which holds it back.

Have a great weekend, and hope that there is some time for relaxation and contemplation :o)

God Bless

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Colin - haha, a wicked thought but no, it would be unfair...for the dog hahaha!

relaxation and contemplation, that's my motto this weekend. and guess what I enjoyed my coffee this morning, made small sips and not gulped it down, no hurry, no pressure...ahh my kind of day. God bless you too Colin.

Jeya Anand said...

Just loved those cute quotes...:)
Enjoy the weekend!!:)

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Jeya Anand - glad you liked it =) Happy weekend too!

Rajeev said...

lovely quotes!
I hate to go to college on a monday! I just wanna sleep and sleep!
mondays suck!

peace & love
Jeevy

Sophiagurl said...

@@@Rajeev - i know what you mean about Mondays...=(

michiko said...

how inspiring! i was recently flipping thru that book of yours, 'time for joy' to find some inspiration and it was no contest with the quote you wrote here! thanks friend :D it's just what i needed :Dy