As I’ve written about recently, I’m in a brand new season and, honestly, it’s a little overwhelming. I’ve be going and going and going and it feels as though I’ve had next to no time for myself as of late. Which means this is the most important time for me to be silent and slow.
It may seem a little counterintuitive, but the moments I have where I do control my schedule, I have to choose to slow down, rest, and take a breath. I have to turn off the music, shut out the distractions, and tune into what God is saying. I have to check in with me and see how I’m doing. I have to be slow and still with others even though it’s easier for me to speed through every interaction.
When I wrote this post earlier this year, I was still freelancing and in complete control of my schedule. I could spend as much time as I wanted with God each day and the message of silence and slowness was easy for me to live out. Now, those beliefs and habits are being tested as I try to walk with intentionality and live healthily.
Today, we’re more connected with the world than we have been at any other point in history. We can chat with people on the other side of the world with ease and collect vast amounts of information at a moment’s notice — this is incredible! I am constantly being bombarded by images, videos, and text all vying for my limited attention. My squirrel brain is being pulled in a million different directions simultaneously, in the hopes of not missing a single thing.
While I love this fast pace of life, there’s something precious about silence and slowness.
I used to love blasting the radio or having a mini-Broadway musical in my car in the middle of traffic but now I enjoy the silence of taking a drive. There’s something freeing about turning off the radio, eliminating the sounds around me, and just taking a moment to be. It’s nice to…
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