Not so FAST!
Do you know how much you can learn from observation. “Be still and know that I am God” implores the Lord!
In our instant gratification, fast food, fast paced, speed dating, online chatting, thrill seeking society the noise never stops. But those who take the time to STOP and look around will find knowledge in the simplest of places.
Did you know you could learn to garden without “Gardening for Dummies” or that you can track an animal without high tech gear?
I met a huge bull moose face to face the other day. Twenty feet apart we stared at each other, me on my horse, he in his element. No fear, no aggression he just caulked his velveted rack and stared. Quickly we departed. But how did I track and sneak up on one of the largest specimen of four legged creatures in our mountains when hunters search for weeks with their ATV’s and GPS, their cell’s and scopes and tree perches?
It’s because I listened and learned. I’ve tracked numerous deer and found signs of bears and many other critters. I use my nose, my sight and the sounds that carry on the wind when you are silent.
That’s why I love the woods, they remind me to hear with ears that really listen, see with eyes that search, feel with my whole being and trust my God given senses.
Sometimes in the day to day I begin to feel like one of the machines I load to wash dishes, or type at to communicate with friends or watch to learn something new. When did we become so one dimensional?
Today will you sit down and listen? What can you hear beyond the honking cars, the whir of the fan or the droning of the local news anchor?