I believe in pushing myself, and I also believe in slowing down. It’s a tricky balance, but when we listen to our heart, it will almost always point us in the right direction.
This past May, I had the opportunity to visit my sister in D.C. for nine days. We took long walks and quietly took in the wonder of the monuments all lit up at night. We walked and I listened to the feelings of my heart as the cool breeze blew gently through the trees.
“Take your foot off the gas, and focus solely on your family for a time,” it said. And so I did.
But I’m not always so wise; I don’t always listen to that voice, and I sometimes feel a bit like I’m winning AND loosing at the same time.
Have you ever felt that way?
That you’ve been given so much, but you’re still hard on yourself for the times that you slip?