Being intentional and being still

Being intentional and being still January 13, 2018


We have a handmade pottery pitcher we use to water plants and add water to the fish tanks or the dog’s bowl.
The unique triangle spout design allows for a steady yet controlled flow of water.
But we have to pour at the pitcher’s pace. If we rush, the water overflows the spout.
The pitcher forces us to be thoughtful and intentional.
We must take our time and focus on the stream of water. A mere thirty seconds and the task is complete, but for the entire time we must remain attentive and intentional. Focused on the singular task at hand.
The pitcher reminds me how difficult it truly is to stay still and do one thing without distracting thoughts, for even a short time.
Taking time to be intentional is always rewarding, because the process itself is fulfilling.
And water doesn’t spill onto the floor.

“Be still, and know that I am God!
    I am exalted among the nations,
    I am exalted in the earth.” ~ Psalm 46:10


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