Friday, October 25, 2013

A Clock During a Thunderstorm

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened,
but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace,
like a clock during a thunderstorm."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I love the visual of "a clock during a thunderstorm." It really makes me feel like everything will be just fine. Time marches on despite what may be going on around you. You can't rewind time and you can't fast-forward. Just one minute at a time, ticking away.

It's a calming thought.

So even though there may be a thunderstorm brewing in my head right now, I will work on "quieting" my mind to minimize the perplexity or fear of my current circumstance. I will ride out the storm and in the end there will be a rainbow.