Gratitude 29July14 Reason and Passion

The Prophet ©2014 llpeltier All Rights Reserved

The Prophet ©2014 llpeltier All Rights Reserved

I keep a well used copy of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran by my bed. It is there along with my Bible and several other books I read often for inspiration. I read Gibran when I am in need of answers for which I don’t know the questions. There isn’t a specific issue, problem or drama in my life. It’s just an unease and a restlessness within that has me seeking resolution. 

This year I turned 57. I was born in 1957. And since my birthday in March, the number 57 is popping up everywhere. Strange. So, when I picked up to read last night — yes, I turned to page 57 — and there was my answer.

My question “Why am I so restless?” My answer from Gibran “And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightening proclaim the majesty of the sky, — then let your heart say in awe, “God moves in passion.” And since you are a breath in God’s sphere, and a leaf in God’s forest, you too should rest in reason and move in passion.”

Simply, to be restless and have a bit of unease is just a part of life. Sometimes we just have to go with the flow and not analyze every aspect of our life. I plead the 5th on the analyze piece. The feelings I am experiencing are partly the result of upcoming projects coming to completion. Bucket List wishes coming true. Goals that are coming into focus and reality. It’s not a bad thing to feel this way. It’s a good thing that should keep me motivated and striving. “Rest in reason and move in passion.” 

Today I am thankful for ..

  • The gift of answers. The re-assurance that comes with finding them. 
  • My Keurig coffee maker
  • Chobani Key Lime Greek Yogurt — my latest favorite
  • All of my laundry is done. A tad of ironing and it’s a wrap!

Good things happen for the giver and receiver of the act of paying it forward, It is the action of being kind and generous that sows and reaps the rewards for all. The effect has been known to be contagious. Try it today.

affectionately yours, Laura

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