Friday, September 2, 2011
5 min friday
Write for five minutes with no editing or pre-thought to what you will write. Link to site where others are writing too.
Word prompt: rest
I think of a nap when I think of rest. It could be because I have an infant...but I think most people would think of sleep first. But doesn't that paint the wrong picture of heaven if it's labeled as eternal rest? Sleeping...forever. No. It's supposed to be alive forever. There is a big difference. So maybe it's worth sorting out what we think of heaven so our goal at the end of our earthly race isn't an eternal nap. I'm not fighting for that. I'm fighting for clarity. For purpose. For peace and love and all the desires that make me crazy the minute I open my eyes in the morning. Why do I want to be lovely, why do I want to be desired? why do I need to achieve, to create to inspire. Why can't I do it better? When will I be able to finely? When will I stop messing it all up? Then my heart will finally rest. When my purpose is fulfilled-forever being able to actually do what I set out to. To be able to stretch out my hand and achieve what was in my mind before. To feel loved. That is rest for my soul. My heart soul and mind will finally find it's place of peace, not fighting against forces I can't even see. Not working to overcome an enemy I can't always identify. A nap? No. A journey that is always just beginning and sure to work out and inspire to my very core with new and fresh and real. That's the rest I'm looking for. I may lay my head down for a nap while I'm there...but I won't worry about what comes next when I wake.