Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Be Still, My Heart

This week is a biggie.  Lots of projects to do, lots of people to see, lots of places to go.  I'm up before dawn and in bed way too late.  Just like everyone, right?

I need more mindfulness in my life.  I used to meditate and I can truly say that fifteen minutes in the morning would add a little calm to my day.  I need to get back to that.  Children meditate.  So do pets.  I know this for a fact because I walked around the corner the other day and saw this. 
I don't know how long Luca and Fellini had been lying there.  All I know is that they were at peace and I wanted a piece of it.

Sometimes in the constant effort to keep moving and achieving, we slow ourselves down, and in our efforts to stay focused, we become endlessly distracted.  So today I'm determined to embrace a bit of stillness.  Because of this, my post is going to be brief; in fact, you're almost at the end of it.  

Today I wish all of you a moment in which absolutely nothing happens, when you can be still and hear nothing but the beautiful beat of your own heart.  


Paul Pincus said...

this post was a much-needed tonic. thank you! btw, you are an outstanding writer.

Bart Boehlert said...

Love that wallpaper so much. Gutsy to do, and looks great.

Anonymous said...

Just 10 minutes ago, my daughter complained that she was so bored. I told her that boredom was something every human being needs once in a while. It feeds the mind and creativity. "Go and sit on the sofa and get more bored" I told her. She went........and 5 minutes later she was upstairs again.

I, on the other hand??? Well, let's don't talk about that.

And there you have it, again another person that thinks you are an outstanding writer.

Shall I say it again??? Don't need to!!! I think.

Julie K. said...

I am a Lisa-blog addict! Thank you for bringing my world in to perspective. Any book writing plans in the future? Would love to read more.....

L.B. said...


little augury said...

a great post- we can learn it all from children and animals. I love the wallpaper- it has inspired me to use it in a future project!

Scott Fazzini said...

I agree completely with Pauly baby. Not only are you a superb writer, but you have style in spades! Oh, and you are amazingly adept at assigning names!!

And lastly, your hall is perfect. I'm going to have dreams about your wall covering tonight!

Lee said...

Your son Luca and Fellini look quite content on the stairwell, like there's no other place in the world they should be. As always, a beautiful post that has made me stop and take pause.

Also, just wanted to thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Your kind words (and those of others) have meant a lot to me. Lee :)

pve design said...

you make me want to be a better person, still.

pve design said...

sorry, I just could not resist -
this pose, gave me pause -
new meaning to the word;

Lee said...

Forgot to mention in my previous comment...being an embroiderer extraordinaire I thought you might like the following blog (if you don't already know about it):

Susan's Snippets said...

Lisa -

I truly believe that with all the cell phones and Ipods that people are constantly hooked up to - they do not allow time for quiet - SILENCE - which is when the brain can rest and repair itself.

I agree with you my dear, much more quiet time is in need.


Style Court said...

Lisa -- apart from your writing, this is why I visit, to see these wonderful glimpses of your domestic life. The perfect break in my day. Thanks as always.

Lucinda said...

What a lovely thing to give us all, thank you!

Marybeth said...

I won't let myself be still often. The label of vacation has to be attached for me to be found in the middle of the day reading or knitting or daydreaming. You are so right, it is hard to do, be still.
Some lucky kids with special parents can to it when the moment is right, light spilling in the stairwell and a furry friend nearby. Time stops.
Be still and know that I am God. Hmmm.

custardbydesign said...

that wallpaper is such a looks great

Wendy said...

Wow, I love this picture. Is that a sheep back there? I need that! :)

Sarah's Blog said...

Wonderful post. :)

I love your cherry blossom wallpaper. Would you mind sharing who makes it?

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