Being easily pushed or pulled by the demands or expectations of others is much like a branch too easily swayed by the constantly shifting wind; it breaks. Snaps off from its source and dies. Be planted, rooted firmly, in love. Centered in His presence. Be peace and you will have peace.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
This morning I sat beneath a pecan tree, seventy-five or so feet it reached into forever
I watched, I observed the sunlight dancing on its leaves, like a gold necklace or platinum band, her leaves were also made for the limelight
I partook in it too; photosynthesis through a ninety-degree angled morning sun; isn’t it something how powerful sunshine is?
I asked how it happens, that in the silence of her posture she cleans the air I breathe
Silence, and stretching
Seasons come on in this way, cause and effect
Her roots are reaching deeper, begging the Earth to have her forever
Though just in case, she lays her eggs, her seeds into the ground
Sometimes it all seems incredibly beautiful. There is a reason that can be felt, a purpose that leads and stirs and guides within us. The air feels spacious, gracious, glory-filled and alive. The sky stretches itself to fit all the possibility and wonder inside it.
Other times the heaviness weighs the spirit so far down that the only tangible thing is a question without answer. We get so caught up asking ourselves Why? that we lose sight of the Where and How. The here, the now, are all that really matter.
Everything else is circumstance, tangent, circumvention.