In Others’ Words: The Pace of Nature
Have you ever said those two words to yourself? Pace yourself.
I have — and it’s usually a crazy mix of trying to slow myself down while also trying to make a lot of forward progress. So yes, I’m attempting to be patient with myself. I’m trying to take my time. But at the same time, I’m hearing this demanding voice in my head saying, “Get it done! Get it done now!”
I’m at odds with myself, mentally and emotionally — and sometimes even physically if I’ve worn myself out and kept pushing myself. What kind of pace is that?
There is something to this encouragement to Adopt the pace of nature. Pacing myself with patience allows for seasons of growth and rest. Of sowing and reaping. Of understanding that there is benefit to all of it: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Instead of fighting the less-productive times in my life, I can be patient with myself and realize this won’t always be the way of things. The speed of life will pick up again … if I will only be patient.
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