I purchased some posters a few months ago on Peace and Zen Living and I have put a few up in my craft room and the spare room. The Tween finds some of these sayings funny.
The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step
She read this one out and said “Well duh. You can’t walk anywhere unless you take a step first”. By jove I think she’s got it!
We cannot see our reflection in running water
It is only in still water that we can
To a Tween who has difficulty in keeping still and is always pirouetting or doing high kicks around the house, this was something she had difficulty in grasping. Looking at it literally she said “Of course there is no reflection in running water because it keeps moving”. I tried to explain its meaning but I don’t think she got it.
The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear
The Tween response to this “Well that’s obvious. If you don’t shut up, you won’t hear anything”. I think she’s got this one too. 🙂 With that in mind, I’m not sure though that she will get the saying about Peace in my graphic.
How difficult it is to remain peaceful and calm when all around you is noise – particularly at this time of the year. The pace tends to become so frantic as people rush to complete things before year’s end. Add in the social engagements and other commitments and it begins to spiral out of control at times. Take time throughout the coming days to take a few deep breaths, calm your heart and close your eyes and be still.
Have a blessed day 🙂