This week has been filled with many busy schedules, deadlines, and frustrations. By the end of the week, my brain is fried to it’s core and my emotions are shot to all hell.
These are the headwinds in life, that which slows us down and could present many challenges.
Of course, I have my tailwinds, people who push me to strive forward. Not only people, but places and times.
Nestled in the midst of chaotic New York City’s Fifth Avenue is a concrete water fountain that rests between the Apple store, The Plaza Hotel, and Bergdorf Goodman.
This water fountain is a place I like to retreat to as it is unique with the fact that in chaos it sits in peace and comforts the people who come to embrace it. The water that pours from its source washes away all my frustrations and anxieties of the week. The sounds and the mist which resonate from it drown out it’s surroundings: the chaos.
The most important part of this fountain is that it helps me recollect my deeds, mistakes, and thoughts from the week and puts me into a state of mind to which I focus on how I can improve myself.
This is what life is about. Self improvement so that you can reach your fullest potential. This fountain represents the Hebrew term “Mayim Hayyim” or the waters of life.
Soon I will take this water fountain and apply it to time. Every weekend, I take time out of my week to sit back, reflect, rest, and focus on how I can improve myself in every aspect. It is my Sabbatical from the world.
We should all take some time to withdrawal and to do such. For with these thoughts I wish everyone a great weekend!