I was rushing, rushing, rushing this week, trying to get ready for a trip out of town. So much to do. So little time.
And wouldn't you know it? The alarm on my phone rang, reminding me that I had an appointment to have my hair cut. Just when I didn't have time to do what was already on my list, let alone sit in a stylist's chair for an hour.
I needed a haircut (you can see some of my red locks on the floor!), but more than that I needed to slow down. All the rush, rush, rush had left me breathless, body and soul.
So I decided to sit calmly, savoring the respite of the stylist's chair in the middle of my busy day.
And I was reminded of these wise words:
"(When we begin to practice) the will of God as we discern it, then we have begun to live in guidance. And I find He never guides us into an intolerable scramble of panting feverishness. . .
"Life from the Center is a life of unhurried peace and power. It is simple. It is serene. It is amazing. It is triumphant. It is radiant. It takes no time, but it occupies all our time. And it makes our life programs new and overcoming. We need not get frantic. He is at the helm."
--Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion
What about you? Do you ever find yourself in an "intolerable scramble of panting feverishness"? What helps you to slow down?
This post is the fourth entry in a 31-day series: Caring for Myself Body and Soul.
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