A Space in Time

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Today, I awoke with thunder and lightning rolling overhead. My heart raced from being startled awake. The thunder lasted ten minutes and then faded off into the distance. A quiet set in around me.

Do you ever wish you could stop time? Just for a moment? And in that moment let time wash over you and experience everything in a deeper sense. Lately, when I find myself stressing out, I breathe deeply and settle into myself and wait. I am surrounded by a sense of wellness, and then my heart is calm again.

The idea of being outside of time is comforting to me. In a fast-paced world, where we hardly have a moment to breath, it is nice to have a place to linger, where all things stop moving around us.

I say to myself, “It’s time to get off the train.” In that space between times, I wander in fields knee-high with buttercups and trail my hands in the tall grass. Eventually, the train whistle blows, telling me it is time to leave. That moment in the in-between is bittersweet, but I know I will come back to this place of peace . . . where all things stand still and I feel the grace.

18 comments:

The Victorian Parlor said...

Beautiful post. It actually relaxed me just reading it:)

The Victorian Parlor said...

Beautiful post. It actually relaxed me just reading it:)

Serendipit-Us said...

What a heartwarming post...and so beautifully descriptive. Your sentiments are shared by so many, yet so few of us could paint such an vivid mental image!

Thank you:-)
Kimberly

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I hear ya...I am burning the candle at both ends and I just long to sit quiet. I will get home tonight, play my harp, sit with my magnificent husband and share quiet moments. It is a cherished thing, silence. May you find peace everyday. Love always, ta belle soeur qui t'aime...Anita

Michelle said...

I know exactly what you mean and yes, I wish I could stop time for a moment. Last night we had a crash of thunder for only a couple of minutes. It was kind of haunting...with the frogs that were chirping wildly outside. :) Strange weather.

LiLi M. said...

Beautiful photo, simply stunning. Looking at that time stops for a while to me, thank you!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Nancy,
I love this post, it especially speaks to me today. I shall do my best to remember when it's time to get off the train. Beautiful here with a real sense of peace. Thank you.
xo~Tracie

Lori said...

how beautiful Nancy...i think we all need to do that every day...just stop and enjoy a moment of quiet and peace...the world is crazy and it is too easy to get swept up in the drama sometimes...

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh how lovely and peaceful dear Nancy. As I read your words I took a deep breath and I could see your buttercups. Thank you for the wonderful moments off the train!

Loving hugs, Sherry

Chatelaine said...

Great post and photo. I need to try to stop time and relax. Too many pressures lately. Imaging fields of buttercups sounds heavenly.

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Nancy...I just came back from my yoga class, which really seems to help me calm my active brain and be more at peace. Lovely photo! ~XO~ Janet

TattingChic said...

What a lovely thought! You know, I have a moment in time that I have frozen in my mind's eye and my heart. It's an autumn day and I was playing in a big pile of leaves with some friends as a girl and I remember saying to myself, "I am going to remember this moment forever!". You know, I have! It brings back a feeling of peace and sheer happiness everytime I replay that moment in my head. :)

L'Hélène said...

That's very beautiful.

I myself have to catch an actual train in 15 minutes ;-)

Angelfeather said...

What a beautiful, peaceful post. It is a good reminder for all of us to take a step back and reconnect to ourself. It is amazing what the benefits are if you do this a few times a day - just for a few minutes. If you make it part of your routine you will eventually be able to train your body to release stress quicker. I work with an amazing Osteopath who has taught me a lot about releasing stress, I sould blog about it. It has been very helpful to me.
Thanks again for the lovely visualization, have a peaceful day.
Namaste

LW said...

Beautiful post, beautiful picture…

I do take the time to “stop”, although a photo is the only thing
powerful enough to truly stop time.

Nevertheless, memories of those moments are just as powerful…

Louise

lorhen82 said...

When those moments hit me, I'm usually in a place where I've only been in my dreams. Whether it's some town in Europe or a place that doesn't even exist, I always hate leaving it to get back on the train. Beautiful post, Nancy!

xo
Lori

bluemuf said...

Nancy, what a beautiful analogy of that peaceful place within ourselves.

Hugs karen

NeereAnDear said...

Serene... it truly does make one relax just reading it..

Fabulous post

HUGS
JO