Monday, June 16, 2008
“This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide and seek.
To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers."
Terry Tempest Williams – Leap
I find the idea of a living, active faith - one of verbs – very appealing. And it shouldn’t be difficult to follow. It’s simply being alive.
The challenge is in being aware – in being conscious of and celebrating these moments.
I do them all. (Oh, yes, I scream, sin, argue and confront.) But I must take the time to recognize that each of these verbs is a blessing and a privilege. It’s just that you get so caught up in life itself, you tend to forget to appreciate the actual living of it.
So, I’m pausing right now as I write, question and learn.
And I’m hungry so I’m going to eat, taste and appreciate the experience.
And when I laugh today (and I will) I’ll appreciate that, too.
As for loving? I can pause at any time and experience that one.
(Zig – As you “do” all these verbs, look for the joy. It’s there. And so are we – always.)