What if You Decided to Stop?

What if you decided to stop? Just for a minute. Maybe two. To put down your phone, switch off the news and look at something besides your screen. What if you decided to stop and just pay attention? Not to all the noise and chatter and panic and stupidity swirling all around us – blocking out any sense of peace or hope or sanity. But what if you decided to stop and pay attention to that still, small voice you know is still alive somewhere, buried deep inside your gut. That muted, ancient whisper that chews inside your belly Begging you to listen To wake up To realize you’re here That you exist To remind you that hope and love and joy and peace are realities that don’t depend on what is happening on the outside To touch that place where love and laughter and longing hold each other up To remind you that life is real, right now, this moment, right here, right where you are Whether you’re wallowing in muck, waxing your Mercedes or saying goodbye to someone you’ll never see again. At least not in this life. That voice that reminds you that you’re alive. And while you’re alive there’s still a chance to live. A chance to give your life away. A chance to love someone and remind them how amazing they are And the...

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