|agates turned to marbles in the sunlight from moving a mountain?|
"In thoroughness is satisfaction."
I have felt overwhelmed by life. Literally paralyzed by anxiety and being overwhelmed as I cope with our life's circumstances. No time to do anything because I couldn't do everything. Everything remained undone, and so I couldn't do anything more.
Until I heard this. "In thoroughness is satisfaction."
I know I've written it before but suddenly life seems fuller and not in the overwhelming way. I mean....life's better.
How do you move a mountain?
One stone at a time. And maybe enjoy looking at the stones as you move them. Lot's of agates and precious stones in a mountain, you know.
But he said "in thoroughness is satisfaction." Not in "having it all done." Not in "having nothing to do."
No. In thoroughness.
Tonight I noticed we had two jars of garlic dill pickles. I condensed them to one and freed up space in my fridge as I made my lovely wife a yummy sandwich. My fridge is a bit cleaner and wife is a bit happier.
In thoroughness is satisfaction.
I condensed all my ties to a single coat hanger the other day. Why not? I had a few minutes just to enjoy seeing the ties I've collected over twenty years of tie wearing (yes, some are twenty years old and still quite good looking!) I filled my change jar with the money from my safe and set up a bit of a savings in pennies the other day. I made an arrangement for my shoes so they aren't ever lost. My keys and cell phone and wallet and security passes and psychology badges all have a place they now go when I come home and I spend some time when I come home transitioning to being home rather than throwing everything everywhere when I get home. Coats hung up. A meal garnished with just a "bit extra" because I can. Something nice for my wife because she deserves it even if its just a bit of an extra trip? Why not?
Yes, suddenly it is I who am directing life rather than life paralyzing and directing me.
How do you move a mountain? One stone at a time.
Everything in life isn't perfect. But as you move your mountains, one stone at a time, even if it is only one stone, you're much closer to finishing than if you never moved any because there were too many.
One stone at a time, and they move.
In thoroughness is satisfaction. I wish I could lend more words to this and give it a deeper meaning at the end of it, but for now I will simply have to say that for now....life is much better. In thoroughness is satisfaction.
Next up? Trusting my own spiritual compass as to who I am, why I'm here, where I'm going, what my purpose is and honing in on that key word of the gospel and life: "Remember."