😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace and presence be with you. I’m currently reading Matthew Kelly’s book “life is messy”, which I would recommend everyone checkout. Today I would like to share with you a section he titled “Slow down”.
‘This was the next thing I wrote in my journal, “You are way over the speed limit of life, “You need to slow down.”
Life isn’t a race. This is one of those quintessential lessons that we all hear at different times in our lives. We say to ourselves, “Got it.” But we don’t. Enjoy the journey. Another one of those lessons. We tell ourselves, “Got it.” But we don’t. We continue to rush around like maniacs.
But here’s the real problem with racing though life. If you think of life as a race, every step sidewards and backwards, every pause, will seem like it doesn’t belong, like a waste of time.
Every step is part of life, and there is life in very step. Life isn’t a race, it’s a dance. Every step forward and every step back, stepping sideward and twirling in circles, are all part of the dance we call life.
Great dancers are never in a hurry. They relax into the rhythm, become one with their partners, and experience the exhilaration of the dance. When was the last time your life felt like that?
Simply slowing down improves almost everything in our lives.’
Can I get an Amen!? As much as I think we would all like to be steadily moving forward, for our own good, sometimes we need some pauses, side and back steps. You need to be able to take in the moments, instead of passing them by like trees on a highway…tree…tree…tree…tree…tree…tree…tree. It will make you dizzy.
Within a dance, when steps are taken with intention and purpose, they enhance the dance. The same is true with your life steps. When you make them with intention and purpose, they enhance your life, bringing a certain flow and grace with them.
Okay, so how many of you have some type of step tracker you use, whether on your watch, phone, etc.? If you take a step forward, that counts as 1 step. If you take a step sideways, that counts as 1 step. Even if you take a step backwards, it still counts as 1 step. All of your steps count and they all matter. Make them with intention and purpose.
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If you would like to checkout Matthew Kelly’s book, go to www.lifeismessybook.org.
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