|Seeking shelter from the rain.|
"What danger is there if you don't think of any?" Thoreau
I have been pondering this for days. I am working my way, slowly, through Walden and I came upon this. He was speaking of those who worry. Worry about sickness, worry about others...what ever we may think of that is not right now.
If we don't think on those things, we can change our thinking to "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure and whatever is lovely." Phil. 4:8
Think about that for a moment. I have. What ever my mind is on, what ever future worry or future conversation, or whatever is not right now...is a worry. And I am missing what is happening right now.
Thoreau's writings on being present to what is going on right now, the sun rays through the trees, the visitor that happens to drop by. He is present in that moment.
As my journey to listening to Him and "balance" continues, I am learning to be in this moment. To be mindful of my thoughts and to practice or choose to think on those things that are pure, lovely and true.