Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water
This strikes a chord within my heart in a very deep place. For me, taking time to just be could entail sitting at the piano, plugging away at a Bach Fugue, just because I love it, not because I need to use it somewhere. Or journaling on clean white pages with a "juicy" black pen, or sitting/walking somewhere outside by myself in quiet prayer or meditation.
How often do I DO any of these things? Not nearly enough. And this is the true business of life, making time for God to change us into what HE wants us to be.
I never made a New Year's Resolution, maybe this can be it.
Taking time to be.