Welcome to the Saturday meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. How about
joining us to share a few of those times when you “rested in the Lord?”
Approach these quotes like parables of the kingdom and listen as the Lord uses anything and everything to reach his people’s hearts.
A.A. Milne’s character, Winnie-the-Pooh, embraces each day with enthusiasm, savoring each moment as he lives in the present, simply connecting with nature and his friends. Adults spend decades meditating to come to this state of being; it is a state of relaxation, openness to love, others and the joy of simply being alive. However what really makes these books interesting are the flawed yet lovable characters which populate the 100 acres woods. Winnie, Piglet and all the other friends in the 100 Acre Wood are great because everyone has some sort of problem. Pooh is painfully naïve and has an eating disorder, Piglet is neurotic, Owl is a narcissist, Eeyore has major depression, Tigger is hyperactive, Rabbit is a sociopath. It’s good for kids as well as adults to learn that pretty much anyone you meet will have some sort of major problem but inspite of this everyone is lovable.
Apparently Milne wrote these Pooh books for the child within all adults, not just children. So read and enjoy these whimsical quotes and delightful drawings by A.A. Milne and allow his philosophy help open you to Catholic contemplation, the prayer of quiet which understands how to receive and listen like a child.
Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”
“I know,” said Pooh
“What I like doing best is Nothing.”
“How do you do Nothing,” asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
“Well, it’s when people call out at you just as you’re going off to do it, ‘What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?’ and you say, ‘Oh, Nothing,’ and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
“Oh”, said Pooh.