Thursday, March 26, 2009

Love Thursday: Listen to peace

When my husband and I first walked into the house we would eventually buy, we knew immediately that it was our home. We knew that our new home marked the beginning of another era in our lives. I remember walking into it and there seemed to be so much space even though the home was much smaller than the home we were renting. The day we moved into our single-family unit, I immediately thought, “This house is much smaller than our rental home but I don’t care. It’s ours.” We were thrilled!

Something happened to our perception of our spacious house. We began to complain to our family, “This house is too small for all of you to stay with us. How long are you planning to stay? Where will you sleep for three months? This will be tough because we need our space!”

As I now think back on this event, we adjusted to my family living with us for awhile and it did seem that we were out of space. We became obsessed with the people and objects in our home and stopped focusing on the beauty, the power and the stillness of space. Space is vast and filters through this life like the image of a hot apple pie's aroma traveling through the crevices of life. It is so vast that it is difficult for the human mind to comprehend. We can only sense it. But it is always there and no-thing can live without it. Space is silence. Space is peace. Feel and listen to it everywhere your eyes see because it’s visible all the time. That’s God!

Sending positive energy your way, always! Happy Love Thursday!

6 comments:

margie said...

you are right! i always feel peace at our cottage where life is so much simpler. the emphasis is not the place but on the space.

SE'LAH... said...

Absolutely agree. Home is where the heart is, regardless of the size of the space. So, make room for one more ;-)

Happy Love Thursday!

lisaschaos said...

Since 4 of our kids have flown from the nest, I feel much more space. Thankfully they all come and visit and fill it up from time to time.

Laurie said...

What a great post and a great reminder that simple adjustments in our thinking can change everything from cramped and uncomfortable, to gratefulness and peace...

Katie in MA said...

One of the wonderful things is that when we give in, space (God, our homes, our families) seems to be just what we need it to be. If I had as much space as I wanted, my sister and I wouldn't have shared a room and we wouldn't have grown to be best friends. My family wouldn't be as close if we weren't always on top of each other. We're not supposed to close ourselves off, we're supposed to love and share ourselves with those closest to us. Beautiful post!

Happy Love Thursday!

Cam@Journey Wildly said...

Sending light and love to you as well!!

Happy Love Thursday!