I’m currently reading a book called Higher Purpose by Robert Holden. He states there are two ways we can slow down. One we can choose it by meditating, praying, and connecting to nature. The second is life chooses it for us through sickness, surgeries, grief, and catastrophic events such as pandemics.
While in Enneagram school I learned that it’s a must to slow down, to center, to hear what comes up not only for ourselves but for others. Nobody can hear, think or feel if our energy is overriding their energy.
Earlier in the year, I saw Eckhart Tolle at the Fox Theatre and he talked about how we can get somewhere without rushing there. We don’t have to allow our energy to push us to stress and anxiety while we are in motion because we are going to get there in the same amount of time no matter if we are stressed or not. Stress and anxiety are not helping us get there faster.
All these signs have come to me not coincidentally but for me to take heed to slow down. I am making a conscious effort to slow down, take breaks, allow myself time to breathe, and be grateful for my breaths. It’s not necessary to hit the reply button immediately, rush to pick up things at the store, run the vacuum fast, walk fast, talk fast, and live life in the fast lane.
The scripture says “Be still and know that I am God.” How can we hear God speak when we won’t stop to hear? Who do we think we are by ignoring what we need until life gives us no alternative? Reminds me of the song “Be Still My Soul” by the Imperials.
Remember as we approach this holiday season. There’s a sunrise and a sunset every day and we don’t want to miss any of them. Be still and know God.