I think the pace of our lives can get frenetic, with so much to manage. Finding time to disconnect from the responsibilities of life is a challenge, but as a creator of life, our own life, we must absolutely honor the essence of who we are, and make time to remind ourselves of just who that is.
I recently got away with a few friends for a weekend, something I haven’t done in years. The time I was able to spend in leisure, in fun, and in reflection was a great gift. (Just eating a meal in leisure is a luxury! If you have small kids, you know what I am talking about.) I found myself really seeing the things around me, because I was able to be so present, and appreciate the beauty of the world we live in.