Resting in reason and moving in passion

telemark-norway

So many people glorify and romanticize “busy”.
I do not.
I value purpose.
I believe in resting in reason and moving in passion.
If you’re always busy/moving, you will miss important details.
I like the mountain.
Still, but when it moves lands shift and earth quakes.

~ Joseph Cook


Image Credit Harald Naper of 047 Vråvatn, Telemark, Norway via Hungarian Soul. Poem Credit: Joseph Cook

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  1. Fantastic….

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  2. oh, i love this and so agree.

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  3. I don’t just “like” this. I love this.

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  4. WLS – and everyone else…as powerful as a mountain.

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  5. Reblogged this on Bright, shiny objects! and commented:
    Mmmm…

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  6. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    Far too true. If only more people recognized the difference.

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  7. perfect

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  8. Reblogged this on On the Homefront and commented:
    I am reblogging this on a Monday morning–and hoping that all of us will take and heed the message–we need to be less busy, get quiet, and value our purpose…………..

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  9. There is a person who’s made my mister very angry over the weekend, as she always so “busy”, she doesn’t rest to reason and therefore has managed to insult a handful of people (those are the ones we know about, anyway) in as many days. And so, yes, Cook’s words truly resonate.

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  10. Agreed, and such a useful distinction – purpose versus busy

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  11. And its not only glorifying and romanticizing busy–its also valuing and identifying ourselves by it.

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  12. Umm reminds of the book “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle.

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