Unjumbled

I’m writing, attempting to limit my world and words  to five minutes worth. I woke with thoughts carried from the day before and the prompt is “Breathe”.  Here I go.

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There must be more of this, to sit with quiet, to lie with rain. There must be more of this serene.

I thought of being jumbled yesterday, of the days’ comingling  of its junk with my good.

I shared with another, “I don’t believe we remember to think for ourselves anymore…everything seems so decided for us, we limit ourselves like an choosing to take the test with multiple choice, guessing answers a, b, c, rather than the essay question, our voice and words.

We get drawn in to excitement or furor and we become a member of a club that intices our membership through big noisy  words and characters.

Leaving us to decide, is this loop one I’m in?  Surely. I should jump right in.

I’m either captivated or entranced by the seemingly perfect pursuits of others.

until I remember where I’m standing, where I’m sitting and I pause.

I breathe the breath of peace of mind.

i sit with art, words or Bible and I am drawn to listen. Birds, an owl, the dog’s sigh.

But,  I get torn on occasion  with the jumbledness of should, could,oppose, support, despise, adore, follow along or

rest where your mind has you, has brought you.

Breathe, pause, stay.

You are here in this place I have you. Stay.

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not keep silent. Psalm 30:11

Linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday http://katemotaung.com/2017/02/02/five-minute-friday-breathe-lisa-jo-baker/

7 thoughts on “Unjumbled

  1. I love this, especially the way you describe us as taking the multiple choice test. It’s so true, and unfortuneatly those around us are finishing the test for us. “Oh she answered A here, that must mean she also answers A in this and this. She identifies with X so she must also believe Y and Z, that means ___ about our friendship.” We so need to wrap each other up in love and grace. Thank you for these words today, I’m visiting from FMF!

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  2. You said it so well where my mind has been so many times. I have lived a lot of my life always getting behind whatever bandwagon there was, good intentions (of helping etc) and all, but neglecting much, the small quiet voice within. It is a new way to live (in my own experience) to just move a bit slower, to gather thoughts and not rush decisions, to just “be” more often. Thanks for writing this, it really touched me. Blessings & prayers.

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