Johannes Anker Larsen (1874-1957) was a Danish religious philosopher and in his book ‘With the Door Open: My Experience” wrote, “The most comprehensive formula for human culture which I know was given by the old peasant who, on his death bed, obtained from his son this one promise: to sit every day for half an hour alone in the best room.”
If that room is not the best room…it soon will be. Finding a space to be quiet, feel our anxiety load lifted a bit, our money worries softened, our gratitude for mates and family and friends remembered, to sit in silence and be thankful for good food, our homes, to mindful of the joy of our pets, for our health…these things can turn any room into the best room. Perhaps under a tree, on a rock, looking at the sky, or beside a stream is our best room.
“Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me.” Jesus