“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.” I Timothy 2:1-3 The Message
Contemplation. Observation. Examination. Taking time.
There is a solitude found by water. Flowing streams draw us to look into the stream. The rocks shimmer as the depth changes with the current. Perhaps the sound reaches your sense of hearing. The repetitive change over time brings us to stillness. Smell can be deceiving as it shifts with the breeze over the stream.
We sit. Alone. Thinking. Having a moment of peace in a shifting world of chaos.
Oak Creek at Red Rocks State Park in Sedona, AZ had flooded and showed us the power of the water as we had debris at our eye level. The cairns we sought were gone. The water coursed through the flat rocks leaving rivulets slowly changing the landscape of the flat red rock.
Contemplation of time. Wasting it can be marvelous.
Where do you go to be still? What part of nature feeds your soul? Water? Trees? Mountains?