This poem by Beau Taplin shot straight to my heart...
There is more to life than
than expending all of your efforts
on achieving your goals
without taking breath or time
to savour the view.
You're allowed to set up camp
once in a while, to set yourself aside
some time to renew your heart,
to lie your head back in the soft grass
and marvel at the stars.
Slow down has been my mantra for this year, my intentional prayer. It came to me when I couldn't have been any busier or had more on my plate, begging for my attention.
Over the course of the year, I've been intentionally shifting to a much slower pace.
I became less and less interested in scratching things off the to-do list, overbooking myself, or being ultra productive.
My newfound freedom felt foreign at first but I've since settled into this new rhythm of being in the flow. "Slow down you're allowed to set up camp once in a while" hit me right in the feels.
This season of my life is all about setting up camp as much as I can throughout my days. Marvelling at the beautiful world around me with a renewed heart.