Chinese poet, Laozi said, “We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it livable. We work with being, but non-being is what we use.”
Joyful Springers are aware of the where the spokes join. They know how to live in the gaps between the doing … they look within to where their divinity joins with their humanity and makes being possible.
If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it’s likely that you’re focused too much on the structure of your life and too little on the open spaces within your experience. Try tuning into the silence between the doing in your over-filled agenda, and you’ll find your way back to the peace of your true existence.
[Pump, Butch, and Penny are back (and Jeter's back too, below ). Their momma, Helen, sent me this photo and said, "Look at the pack this A.M." She said this photo was taken after the morning they had company, and "They are exhausted." No doubt that after this snooze they'll be ready for more company. Jeter was snoozing too, but he needed some alone time: ]
Andrea (Ande) Rains Waggener, is an author and fanatical dog mom and a practicing Joyful Springer.
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