We live in a hyperactive culture and as a result, in order to survive, we set and forget things just to keep up with the pace of life. You can set and forget bill pay, your crock pot and DVR but it does not and never will apply to our relationships, health & well-being or leading a balanced lifestyle. Globally speaking, we are not investing enough energy into these areas of our lives and the evidence is clear…
-Exorbitant divorce rates, family feuds and relational bitterness
-Ever-increasing health concerns, debilitating bodily aches & pains and high-quantity-low-quality living
-Over-committed-under-delivering, anxiety-ridden lifestyles with perfectionism and people pleasing just beneath the surface
The opposite of being on autopilot is being engaged in these key areas of our lives…
- Developing loving and supportive relationships requires more than text messaging happy birthday wishes; you must pick up the phone when someone calls and invest time in people through wholehearted conversation
- Living life in a thriving state with youthful energy and comfort requires more than two spin classes a week, classifying food you enjoy as “cheating” and subscribing to a more is better mentality; it means being kind to your body when it comes to fuel and nourishment
- Finding balance in your life requires more than shutting off your phone for a day. You need to start asking why you need to be so busy to feel worthwhile, where your value comes from and who you are without any of your current commitments?
When everything in your life is important than nothing is important. Not everything in life carries the same weight. Understanding the difference between what’s important and what’s urgent is a good start. It takes a lot of our courage to slow down, observing your life through a non-judgmental lens, considering what really matters and investing constructive energy into the areas of your life that were never meant to be automated.
Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace and everything will fall into place.” Marianne Williamson