Rocks Are Part of Life

Sandy Beach at low tide, Labor Day: Photo by David Johnson

Good Morning, God!

It’s fun to look back on another morning — a morning spent at the beach. I had never noticed those rocks before. But I love them. High tide and Sandy Beach looks like smooth sand — lots of smooth sand. But when the tide is out, up pop the rocks.

So like our lives, God. When my tide is in — my life is smooth sand. But, let me get overloaded so that my energy tide goes out and ROCKS appear. My perfectionist streak kicks in. My normally pleasant voice gets sharp — perhaps even shrill — but only, of course, with my beloved husband, Kit.

It has taken me a long time, God, to think that perhaps You WANT us to see our Rocks. Jung talked about our Shadow. I have one. And it takes a fair amount of energy to keep it defanged. I was going to say, God, that at least I know I have a shadow. But, I felt You saying that I have NO IDEA what I could be like.

Sigh. That is true. Perhaps that is why the commandment to KEEP THE SABATH HOLY is so important. If we truly do REST and refrain from work — we will have the energy required to welcome in Your Spirit — and have the energy to RESIST TEMPTATIONS.

Dr. Arch Hart talked about how being too busy for too long builds a wall around our Pleasure Center. Small pleasures can’t get over the wall. We fall into a state of ANHEDONIA. And being without pleasure for a prolonged period makes us very vulnerable to temptation. Or as Dr. Hart said, it takes a BIG FORBIDDEN PLEASURE to JUMP THAT WALL.

Story teller,

Posted in lying fallow, Quieting my Lizard Brain, sabbath rest
One comment on “Rocks Are Part of Life
  1. David Johnson says:

    Margie, I am honored and Blessed.
    Mahalo.

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