Friday night I had a conversation with someone that I have been missing. I explained that I was starting to make some changes because I have been working too hard. I expressed that this weekend I had no plans on leaving my house because I wanted to rest and lounge.
On Sunday, I sent him a text message stating that I thought about his words, and I took the time just to relax and lounge all weekend. It was nice to sit around in pajamas all weekend and watch television.
Have you been working too hard at your job, at life, at your emotional progress? Have you been working too hard on your relationships with people, on trying to gain insights, or on trying to figure out where to go or what to do next?
Many of us have had to work hard in life because nothing is given to us. To get from where we were to where we are, we have to stop being comfortable, and move forward. There’s a natural rhythm for everything that happens along the way. There are a natural rhythm and order for all we’re to do. Yes, there are times to begin. Yes, there are times to put one foot in front of the other and walk away. But the joy, the service, the way of life we’re seeking doesn’t come from force. It comes naturally, easily, much more easily than you think.
Stop pushing so hard and working so much on different things, and see how quickly that rhythm finds you. You don’t have to make life happen. In fact, you can’t. Relax. Let go. And let it happen.