I don't think many of us take the time to realize how busy we really are - we've been too busy to check! The internet, e-mail, Facebook, blogging, Twitter, CNN News and other venues, not to mention our iPhones, iPods, Blackberrys and other devices keep our brains engaged 24/7. Now, add to that, our careers, families, hobbies and for those of us who own animals...chores. You're into Wednesday before Monday is even finished. I've been running non-stop for a long time (my fault) and I don't even know how to Twitter, have an iPhone or a Blackberry! (NEWS FLASH: some of you who do Twitter and post constantly on Facebook about what you're doing...you're not all that interesting anyway ;)
Somewhere, deep in my subconscious, I've felt responsible for the entire universe for some time now. Slowly, I'm learning not to do that. The freedom it affords is indescribable! I've not perfected the art of resting, or slowing down...don't get me wrong. I am, however, learning.
Being busy can be a good thing too. For example, I love my family, I love my photography career, I love riding endurance horses and I love my job. Each of those things can give us a sense of accomplishment and certainly mold us into who we are as people...but they consume time. Balancing acts are tough to learn, but I do know there is no written law that says I have to run myself in the ground every day. I checked.
So... today, I'm spending time with family, friends and taking a drive to go to lunch. I hope to achieve the same restful state as the in this photo, even if it's just letting my mind rest and relax a while.