There's a story about the Baal Shem Tov, the great teacher and rabbi. He once went into a grand synagogue, filled with the people of a community. At the end of the services, he said, "this shul is filled with prayer." The people began to fill with pride, they were so proud of their synagogue, and so proud of the obvious praise of the Baal Shem Tov.
Then he began to fling the windows and doors wide open. "This shul is so filled with prayer, nothing can leave this room. They are all stuck here. Not one prayer rises to heaven."
Have you ever felt that way? Like there are so many words and ideas and thoughts floating around that you're just trapped and stuck?
I am feeling that way lately.
There are so many books I want to read, magazines to peruse, blogs and online articles and Facebook posts to consume, movies to see, television shows to watch, YouTube videos to check out, pictures to take, craft projects to try, recipes to cook, pins to click on....(all in the hours after the kids go to bed, of course!) (I don't even have the energy to link all those words...)
There's so much noise.
It's so good.
I like noise.
After all, I have four kids.
But for some reason, in the last few weeks, it has all seemed to be too much.
Fear of Missing Out. It's the new disease. What if I miss the pins, the posts, the words, the movies, the shows, the books, the....whatever.
I'm sure the solution is to step. away. from. the. computer.
But I'm not quite ready. I'm not quite sure what I'm willing...ready....interested in giving up.
I'm just thinking about it.
So I think I'm seeking inspiration...
...but perhaps I'm seeking something else.
The other day on Facebook, I posted "seeking inspiration."
I have no idea what I was looking for.
I have some great friends who gave me good things to think about.
think partly that I was hoping someone would give me some really good
blog post topics. That might be part of it. I'm taking in so much
information and, in case you haven't noticed, I haven't posted a lot
lately...so there's a lot going in, and...like the shul that the Baal
Shem Tov was visiting, there hasn't been much of an outlet.
Well, anyway, here I am...seeking inspiration.
In case you need a little inspiration....
Help? Leave your thoughts in the comments...