Finally getting busy with work...so haven't had a moment to blog lately. As a side note, I find it very interesting the things that float through my head when I am not blogging that I think "i should blog on that." I find it quite an exercise in self exploration trying to determine why I want to tell you certain things, how it will alter your impression of me....like for instance this little vulnerability...hmmm

At any rate - that's not what I was going to blog about.

I found a quote through Kirk Bartha's facebook the other day that I love.

"Avoid adjectives of scale. Then you will love the world more, and desire it less." (Matsuo Basho)

Now I haven't done any research yet on the quote or the author. It rings so true in my spirit that it almost made me exhale with relief when I read it.
We are so interested in our culture, both spiritually and otherwise with scale. We are always onto a big deal, this could be huge, big move of the spirit, big money, massive opportunity, that there is an inherent negativity associated with small. Without delving into the rather humorous side discussion on "size doesn't matter," size doesn't matter!

I'm not going to say much else, but Matsuo seems to have summarized something that has been brewing in my heart for a long time. Do I find contentedness in my own heart? I suppose you could argue that the challenge is part of our DNA, to be faster, stronger, etc... but perhaps we would be wise to look at those things as gifts rather than a method of rating or scale. The quote from Chariots of Fire comes to mind, "God made me fast and when I run I feel His pleasure." I just want to feel God's pleasure and I think attempting to cleanse myself from the grid of scale in my own mind will help me to find His pleasure in all aspects of creation and my life, rather than just the grand ones!

In other news - Vancouver this weekend for 24-7 Canada gathering, then the UK in September - and if you are the praying kind, I have an interview tomorrow for a job possibility that I am not sure how i want to go. Mostly would just like the Lord to move me where He wants me!

Cheers





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