“I slept and dreamed that life is all joy – I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and saw that service is joy” Kahil Gibran.
I’d love to say that I woke up this morning sharing Kahil Gibran’s sentiments quoted above, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit to waking to that familiar feeling of dread I experience most Monday mornings. I’m not quite sure why this is the case given that I don’t even work Mondays! Clearly it is all in my mind.
I thought I would share an extract from Maggie Hamilton’s book “The Magic of the Moment” as I found it to be quite fitting for my own personal practice today.
“When we allow our selves moments of silence, we understand and experience so much more. Suddenly we see why certain people are always difficult or depressed, why we are generous with some individuals yet fail to respect others. We discover how best to work, create and play, when to switch off, when to stay where we are and when to move on. Silence enables us to make connections between seemingly unrelated situations, and shows us best how to respond to them. When we can read people and situations this clearly, we move beyond a roller-coaster way of living, and we can find all the energy we need to do the things we love most” ~ Maggie Hamilton, The Magic of the Moment