Thursday: 9May13--in the mountains
We've come from warm, cloudless and beautiful on the west coast to late snow here at home. Ya gotta love Colorado! We need the moisture.
Invited to be the concluding speaker at a conference up in Vail this evening, I spent the morning writing on the mentoring project and then headed west. Could not have been more grateful for the solitude of the car. Ponder time was most welcome.
Unusual, but didn't listen to any CDs on the way up. Did, loudly, coming home very late tonight.
Those who know me know I like color, light. So driving west on I-70 in black and white today was a unique experience. My main thoughts to share with this group of extraordinarily busy people was to encourage them to be still, intentionally, in order to be the whole person they were designed to be. The good work these people do has them going at 79+ mph most of the time
The way the world spins for most of us, we forget to be still, to pause, to catch our breath in all 8 dimensions of our lives. It does take deep courage to be still. It often takes being quite intentional. The pauses in our lives just don't happen by chance.
The benefits? A quieter soul. Relationships attended to. Creativity increases. Health is restored and better maintained. Problems get solved. Delight begins to show up more often.
Who's not for any of that? :-)
Got home by mid-night. Safe. Pic #1, just west of Frisco in Summit County. Pic #2, Copper Mountain. What you can't see are two skiiers who evidently climbed up, but schussing down in that magnificent stillness.