Jason and I have been busy relaxing these last few days. He had a gig in the Tampa area, so we decided to tack on a few days to bury ourselves in relaxation. Actually, since the weather cooperated, I asked Jason to bury me in the sand. It was awesome.
I have to admit the process of being buried in the sand was similar for me to the process of trying to hurry up and relax. You know how it is – you have a certain amount of time, with certain restrictions, and your goal is to relax as soon as possible.
As the sand started to cover more and more of my body I tensed up. It was chilly and heavy and my body was not liking it at first. Then I took a deep breath and relaxed myself. At last, everything felt different. The sand no longer felt cold. The heaviness of the sand was comforting, like a warm blanket on a cold night. It was glorious!
How often do I ‘tense up’ in situations and not allow myself to breath and ‘let go?’ Whether it’s in a busy period or a time of relaxing, I find myself over thinking things and tensing up. What started off as some sand fun turned into a life lesson. It seems like God likes to use nature to show me things about life and about me. The other lesson I learned is that sand likes to stick with you. I think I’ll still be finding sand on me next week in Wisconsin.
(Yes, those are my big toes.)