Sit There!

“Don’t just do something, sit there.”…I can keep in mind that waiting time doesn’t have to mean wasted time. Even times of stillness have lessons to teach me. ~ Family Groups, Al-Anon. Courage to Change—One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon II (Kindle Location 3605-3609). Al-Anon Family Groups. Kindle Edition.

Frenetic motion feels like
achievement, accomplishment.
To sit doing nothing brings to mind
teachers, parents, authorities’
remonstrances for idleness, indolence,
implied uselessness. Don’t sit there,
accomplish something!
We stand ready for these autorities
long after they cease to exist in our lives.
But can we ever learn to set them aside,
to hear instead, “Be still, and know
that I am God?”
If you seek peace, be still.
If you seek wisdom, be silent.
If you seek love, be yourself. (Becca Lee)