“Our spontaneous action is always the best. You cannot, with your best deliberation and heed, come so close to any question as your spontaneous glance shall bring you.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This morning I woke up as usual, with the urgent puppy kisses of one little black dog who needed to go out. Sigh! It was 6:30 and I really wasn’t ready to get up, but the alternatives to ignoring Snickerdoodle could be disastrous. We both went back to bed and slept until 8:30. My then-regular routine would be to get up, take both dogs out for a quick walk and then ride my bike. My husband’s routine is to sleep until 9, shower and then take both dogs for a serious walk.
Spontaneously, I persuaded Dave to get up early, shower later and walk with the dogs and me. It was so nice to break out of our mold! It was still cool,(for Florida) so the dogs just frolicked, rolling around in the grass and had a great time! An evening shower, combined with sand rendered both puppies a big mess! There was no way to bring them into the RV in such a condition. Between the two of us, we bathed both dogs without even the first sip of a cup of coffee!
Spiritual moments are there for the taking when our hearts are open to them. While I am comfortable with structure, some of my best moments are those that are unplanned. Walking and talking with my husband, while the dogs rolled around in the dirt created a great opportunity for a spiritual morning. I resisted the urge to scold my puppies; my nagging would have ruined an otherwise beautiful morning.
Will you create an opportunity this week to let go of structure and give way to a spontaneous, spiritual moment in your life? Let us know how that worked for you?