April 5, 2011
I know this isn’t the most perfect picture, and that’s ok. It’s from one of my favorite spots, a place that I go to rest, to slow down.
Today feels crazy – I just told a friend that it’s one of those weeks where life just feels overwhelming. The kind of overwhelming where you’re afraid that every aspect is about to cave in on you, and in trying to stop the caving from happening, you end up running in circles and don’t do much of anything. Have you ever had days like that?
I’m trying to keep the right perspective, trying to make reasonable goals that I can accomplish, that would keep me moving forward. I’m trying to muster strength to do things that aren’t fun or that actually scare me (like picking up the phone for that intimidating conversation dealing with bills).
I’m writing today because I finally slowed down, and I want to remind myself. S L O W D O W N. Life is not an emergency.
This morning I read a timely blog in my google reader- the ONLY one I read today. It comes from Chatting At the Sky:
“Life lately demands performance, while my soul demands space.
I think of Ann’s words: Life is not an emergency. I dare myself to believe her. I pray peace words over the whirring hum lodged in my heart. It’s a physical whirr with emotional impact. Peace looks me in the eye and asks to do what Peace does best. Let me be your umpire. I consider it, but I hold back. It feels risky.
His words come to mind, Be still and know that I am God (Ps. 46:10), and I notice especially today that it doesn’t say to be still and feel.
It says know, and that feels particularly important today.”