I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
— Henry David Thoreau (via an-artful-life)
Work keeps our mind active. It keeps us out of trouble. When we’re not working our hands are idol and the devil will find work for idol hands and when you have an idol mind, that’s the devil’s playground too.
At first, idleness can seem like a welcome distraction, the trouble making, the fun. Everyone needs some idol times to focus on something other than work. Even if it means focusing on something that’s a little bit scary. Stepping back from work is the only way to get perspective and it’s only when we have everything in perspective, that we remember where our hands truly belong.
— Meredith Grey (Season9, Ep.18-Idle Hands)