Friday, September 17, 2010

Cure for Anxiety

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver

Ever feel like your mind won't stop fluttering? My friend has another word for it, she calls it "Zingin" You can't put the "g" on the end either, it just doesn't sound right. When she says, "I'm zingin" I know exactly what she means. Now I am starting to say it. Today my mind has felt like a hundred butterfies with their wings fluttering all at once. I don't even know why. Some days are just like that.

I am looking for that quiet corner in my mind today and so far it has escaped me. Over at the Moonboat Cafe I learned about a new form of Japanese poetry called Gogyohka. I hope you hop over there and see what it's all about, and enjoy Cassandra's post while you are at it.  You will be inspired and refreshed!

In the meantime, I thought I would try my hand at it. It is amazing that my mind actually did quiet down a bit after I tried it!

Though my mind seems filled
with a hundred tiny butterflies
if I focus on only one
slowly resting on a flower
I am at peace

Dear friend,

You aren't the only one to be distracted from the presence of God; I understand completely. Our minds are so flighty. But remember that our God-given will governs all of our strength. It must recall the mind to God. Otherwise, our spirit may wander, dragging us down to the things of this earth.
Brother Lawrence


  1. Thanks so much!

    I like your term for a fluttery mind. I feel that way, too, sometimes.

  2. Lori, I have to admit that I'm often found zingin'. My mind wanders all over the place. Sometimes if I pray out loud or read the Scriptures aloud it helps me to maintain my focus.

    Blessings and love,


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