Monday, November 4, 2013

The In-Between

"Waiting is the great grace. It's a subtle sign for those with eyes to see, reminding us there is work yet to be done- not just around us, but in us. We are still in progress, unfinished masterpieces full of incompletion."

  John Lennon sang, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"; challenging words to 'planners.' I am a recovering planner, aka 'list-maker.' For me, the destination overshadows the journey. "Are we there yet?" was the question my sisters and I asked most as children. "Soon," was the response we most often heard. Soon- a short word with a long definition.

     Every day the world seems to grow louder, inundating our senses lest we sit in silence for a moment... but it is in the silent stillness where poetry resides. Jeff Goins is a warrior-poet; a rare breed of men who have traversed the planet and still find wonder in their backyard. Through a series of memories, Jeff shows why life often occurs unnoticed; in the moments he terms "the in-between", and, lessons he discovered upon closer examination. 

     To all my fellow planners, active or recovering, I suggest you find a silent spot and read The In-Between by Jeff Goins. You may remember a few 'aha' moments yourself.

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