Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trapped Inside Yourself, Shared Words of the Heart from a Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Trapped Inside Yourself

There was a darkness outside the door this morning when I walked the dogs out.

Hidden between the leaves of the trees I caught a glimpse of the brilliant glow of the moon, but I could not see much because the moon was blocked by the thick forest we live in.


A cool breeze began with the moving cold front reaching the lake this morning. Change was in the darkness.  Is there growth in darkness?

Pausing under the tree was like disappearing from the earth or from life, abandoning touch with reality, isolated by the dark.

Looking up searching the trees for the glow of the moon, I stumbled over a bucket Terry left on the patio. I was busy looking up, searching.

Sooner or later we all get trapped in the dark.  Our life and focus turns inward and we become trapped.  Outside the world thrives, lives and smiles. Inside we cry and retreat feeling isolated. 

How do you return to living again? How do you find life outside your mind? Outside your computer or your television?

Keyboards, screens, phones and television... they all trap us into darkness.  You think you are connected to the world, but are you?

There is life in the light... there is life in nature.

There is an intimacy between two people having a conversation face to face that cannot be replaced by a computer screen or a television. 

If you every leave the city you realize there is a night with light. There is growth and peace in the darkness, just depends on which darkness you encounter.

How can you reconnect with life and step outside of yourself? How do you reconnect with people offline?

Words from my Heart,

Beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just … if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.--Philippians 4:8

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Word of the Heart to share.... by Laurie Pace