When did you last look at a cloud?
I mean really look at it? Not just say whether it is white and fluffy or gray and rainy.
You see, clouds give an opportunity for one of those daily pauses; a moment to stop and take a breath.
A moment to change how we feel.
Brother David Steindl-Rast said the following in a TED talk:
Look at the sky. We so rarely look at the sky.
We so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment, with clouds coming and going.
We just think of the weather, and even with the weather we don’t think of all the many nuances of weather…
We just think of “good weather” and “bad weather.”
This day, right now, with its unique weather, maybe a kind that will never exactly in that form come again…
The formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same as it is right now…
So take about ten seconds to look at a cloud.
Then after that, notice how you feel.
Is there any shift that took place when you stopped and looked for those ten seconds?
If there was, or even if there wasn’t, maybe go to this Facebook post and let me know.