FLUFFING THE MIND
Years ago I read a piece by Hugh Downs, the broadcaster who always struck me as being an upbeat, but classy professional. He said that it was important for working people to find a few moments each day, just to loaf. Maybe it is sitting and looking at the clouds, or a tree, or watching children play, or water flow, or simply sitting quietly and listening.
In ensuing years the wisdom of that idea was repeated in many forms. Relaxation, stress relief, exercise, meditation, prayer, play, laughing, or fluffing the mind, like you fluff a pillow, renewing it.
We should care not to wall ourselves off from the peace, or quiet, or recharge
that simply awaits on the other side of those barriers we construct, often to keep us from the child inside.
Happy Weekend--no matter what day it may be.