Resting in reason and moving in passion


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


  1. Fantastic….


  2. oh, i love this and so agree.


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


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


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


  6. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

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


  7. perfect


  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…………..


  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.


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


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


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


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