Today I join the Five Minute Friday crew in a virtual “writing lab” of sorts. Each week a single topic is presented and we write for five minutes straight. Simply that. Here is today’s entry.
I’ve written before of the power of rhythm in life.
My life has had the rhythm of restlessness.
In my childhood, we move frequently. By the end of high school I had attended 10 different schools. In my twenties I continued this pattern of frequent direction change. On average, every 2 years I move cites or took a new job or a new school or a new career direction. Every. Two. Years.
This began to concern me as I rolled into my third decade of life.
I chose marriage.
(Would I be able to stick with it for more than 2 years?)
We bought a house.
(Will we be satisfied long enough here to see a return on investment?)
I started a business.
(Would I be focused long enough to build it off the ground level?)
So now, I learn the power of “Stay.”
Stick with it. See it thorough. Corral my restlessness and choose stability. Dig deep and learn to sit with. Learn to be still.
And is so doing, learn the art of contentment.