Is it the satisfaction of a job well done? Is it the smiles of those who will feast on the meal you have prepared? The warmth someone will enjoy from your quilt? The beauty that you now see before you?
For me, the joy is in the creating. When I am lost in a painting, time seems suspended. I find myself in a quiet eddy while the torrent of the busy-ness of life rushes by unheaded.
Five minutes? Three hours? Who knows. In the quiet stillness I hear the sound of the brush against the paper, and feel an occasional splash of cool water. I watch the painting emerge on the paper until, with a deep breath, I push away from my table and become suddenly aware that time has resumed and life swirls around me.
My 'timeless moment' has passed and left a splash of color on what was once white paper. The joy of creating this painting is in that 'timeless moment'.
I enjoy other 'timeless moments'. Watching a sunset. Brushing the horses. Playing with my grandchildren. Time passes by while I stop and just 'be' and not 'do'. Our days can become so full of what needs to be done, that it is easy to forget to take time to just 'be'. These 'timeless moments' are a great way to recharge, refresh and renew!
Have you had a 'timeless moment' today? Did you take time to just 'be'?
I hope so!