Reaping Restoration

…You are so overwhelmed by life sometimes, I know, by the enormity of it all, by the vastness of the possibilities, by the myriad of perspectives available to you. You feel so pressed down sometimes, by all the unresolved questions, by all the information you are supposed to process and hold, by the urgency of things. You are overcome by powerful emotions, trying to make it all “work out” somehow, trying to get everything done “on time,” trying to resolve things so fast, even trying not to try at all. You are exhausted, sweet one, exhausted from all the trying and the not trying, and you are struggling to trust life again. It’s all too much for the poor organism, isn’t it? You are exhausted; you long to rest. And that is not a failing of yours, not a horrible mistake, but something wonderful to embrace!

Jeff Foster, The Way of Rest


There is so much to do.

So much we can do.

If we wanted to.

We always focus on the action.

But what about the ‘can’?

Can you do what you need or want to do?

Do you have the strength?

The time?

The energy?

It’s okay if the answer is no.

Not everything needs to be done.

You are only one blade amidst a field of grass.

Focus on the ‘can’, let go of the ‘can’t’.

And start,

Only from where you are.


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