Friday, January 25, 2013

Longing for the slow...

why are we always in such a hurry?
my brain and my heart have decided we need to sllllloooowwwww dooooowwwwwnnnnn......
e-mails, texts, cell phones
people expect an answer RIGHT NOW!
friends please don't expect that from me
i'm not able to accomodate that pace any more
i'd like to be
more thoughtful
more intentional
more deliberate
less rushed
less frazzeled
too many things that 'require' our attention
too many things fighting for our attention
people require our attention
people shouldn't have to 'fight' for our attention
i am tired of the rapid pace
but i am trained
trained to hurry
trained to focus on too many things at once
trained to be frustrated with people who need
i am done
i surrender
i am longing for the slow

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On my mind... a lovely bouquet. word for 2013. all things will help me with the above.

So many other things battling for attention in my brain but I am choosing to focus on the above three for a little while. It's good to take a break, to lower the intensity setting of our minds, and just rest.