Thursday October 23, 2008 | 12 comments
Take time to think: it is the source of strength.
Our first matter of the heart was “Take Time for Repose”; the second was “Take Time to Read.” After a deep healing breath, a cup of tea, and a good book . . . thinking is the best way to travel! A well cultivated, nourished heart/mind is thoughtful. When we think of the word “thoughtful,” the connotations go beyond simply being “full of thought.”
“That was very thoughtful of you!” often means courteous, or empathetic, or both. Thinking can also mean taking time to reflect, or to look back. Meditative and mindful come to mind. When we observe that someone has given a “thoughtful” answer, we acknowledge that the thinker has taken time to process, to weigh, to analyze, and to decide without allowing emotions to govern the response. It is so important that each of us give ourselves the gift of private, uncluttered thought. The confidence and strength we gain from this simple practice will serve every decision we make.
Getting up early each day, early enough that you can observe the world as it awakens and witness the magic of morning light, is one perfect time to Think. Let me suggest a darjeeling or a pue’rh blend if you are a morning thinker. If you are one who thinks best at sunset, as the light retreats and day creatures seek rest, brew up a pot of Kishanganj Snowbud.
Thinking IS the best way to travel!