Dec 28 2010
Paul, my brother-in-law, fixes old clocks. On his last visit, we brought out a coo-coo clock for him to examine. My husband held a flash light as Paul squinted to find the problem. After hours of working with tiny parts and long chains, he put the clock on the wall for a test. He asked me to lean in and listen and tell him if the tick-tock sound was an even beat on both sides. I listened and reported that the sound was a quick tick and a long tock. He patted one side of the clock roof until the adjustment put the clock ticking in balance. He said that the lack of this basic “test” ruined many a coo-coo clock.
Our lives are a lot like this clock. We need frequent attunements. When we rush around and lose balance we become out-of-sync and end up “run down.” Listening to our lives for a steady rhythm and making adjustments allows us to remain steady and at peace.