Finding Balance

“In order to grow towards a deeper sense of identity and to open ourselves to others, we need times of quiet and reflection, times of inner peace and relaxation. If we are preoccupied with plans and a compulsive need to succeed and be appreciated, or if we are tired, tense and stressed, it is difficult to slow down and welcome and listen to reality and to others. Our internal motor runs too fast. It is impossible to be silent and stand back from what is happening in order to consider our motives and fears. The heart’s silence is blotted out by the noise of the motor. Growth demands that we are fit, well rested, and relaxed both in body and spirit. So it is important to find a healthy rhythm of life, and to know how much rest we need and the types of relaxation that give life.”

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2 responses to “Finding Balance

  1. Michael Harris

    Wow Chris. I just read this on Tuesday morning, the day I go away. This is really what I needed to hear. I think this is precisely what I’ll be getting on the farm in England and what I found it so difficult to find here at Jpusa. Thanks.

  2. I pray you’ll find it there. That rhythm and that quiet come by making the time yourself. You can be in a quiet place with the motor still running. I’ll sure miss you bro. But we’ll keep in touch.

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