…(Jesus) said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” – Mark 6:31
I’ve been developing good habits through the years. Recently, I’ve been more deliberate and conscientious about it.
Everyday, I get up from bed and go out for a 30-minute run. After my run, I walk back home to cool-down. I pass by a nearby park where there are nice towering acacia trees and a children’s playground.
I sit down on a bench, close my eyes and then I rest my mind.
Sometimes I think about what happened the day before. Sometimes I think about what I am going to do today. I always like thinking about what I’m grateful for.
And then I listen. I listen to what’s around me. I hear birds chirping, dogs barking, people walking by or bicycles passing. I hear cars, I hear someone sweeping leaves, someone whistling a tune.
And as I listen to what’s around me, I inevitably start listening to what’s inside of me. I start listening for God’s inspirations for me.
I’ve been blessed by this quiet time with the Lord. I get relaxed, rejuvenated. I become more focused, more purposeful. I let go of worries. I become more trusting and grateful.
And I become more open to receive inspirations from our good Lord.