Give Soul Searching a Rest


Much as I love to soul search, there are moments when you realize that perhaps today you are further complicating life by relentlessly seeking elusive answers to profound questions. Perhaps today is a day where you take what you already know to be true and apply it. Simple things we’ve had figured out for decades like the value of exercise, of dipping your feet in the nearest body of water, or having a good laugh with a few close friends. Fruits and vegetables are obvious in that way. Not too complicated, nothing really to fuss over, but simple, delicious, and just as good for you as they’ve ever been.      -Dallas Clayton

Sometimes I wish I could be the kind of person who didn’t think about the big questions. Today I’ve already questioned whether or not I’m living up to my full potential, what is the meaning of life, and why does my dog look like she’s wearing eyeliner ever since she came back from the groomer. Seriously, what did they do to her?

My friend, Jill, has a Sunday feature on her blog called Day of Rest. Today I am daring myself to give soul searching a rest. It’s not that the profound questions are “bad,” but sometimes all I do is spin in circles and make myself miserable. When I’m in the middle of such an existential angst tailspin, I need to remember to take a breath, pause, and ask myself, “Is this useful?” Today, the answer is no. Instead, I’m going to watch Parks and Rec on Netflix, dip my toe back into blogging, and remember that life and all it’s questions will be here tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “Give Soul Searching a Rest

  1. I miss your writing. I too have sometimes given too much energy into soul searching. I have a verse from the Psalms I want you to memorize ..if you’re up for the assignment…it goes something like this : “My heart is not lifted up, I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me, but I have calmed and quieted my heart….like a child on it’s mother’s breast..

    • Hi Doug! Sorry this is such a late reply. I didn’t realize I hadn’t logged back into my blog in several weeks. I’m having trouble getting back into it. Thanks for the psalm. I will write it down and memorize it!

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