Slowing Down

Busyness is an illness of the spirit”
— Eugene Peterson
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I've been thinking about stillness, practicing being still for years. But this quote has captured my attention for the past few weeks. Some seasons the stillness found me much easier than others. Motherhood has been a bit tricker for me to find a space to make being still a thing. At first, this quote had me wondering- "is that true?" or "isn't that a little extreme?" but as I've mulled it over and chewed on it...it's really resonated with me as a true statement. As humans, we weren't made for busyness...we were made for relationship. We were made to be, to walk with God, to love others, and to work.

Today...in the States, work has come to be often equated with being busy. And busyness is approved of. Being still?! I would be shocked if many Americans spend 5 minutes a day just being still- this means without the distractions of their phone, TV, etc. So today- if stillness isn't a thing you practice (I'm STILL learning, and still need to practice it more consistently) I encourage you to start with 5 minutes. During that 5 minutes just be - refuse to get up to do the things you will suddenly remember all have to be done, and just rest. I'd love to hear how it goes!

Much love,

Steph