Making the World Stop

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We’re busy. And by “we”, I mean myself… You… And the other billions of people inhabiting this planet.

Being busy is gilded. We get a lot done when we keep to a strict schedule. At least we think we do. Yet, while we’re “getting things done”, there is a whole other world that we’re missing out on.

We’ve become so addicted to being busy, it’s almost like a drug. The busier we get, the more we tend to pile on. Much like drugs, being busy has it’s own consequences that play out on our spiritual, mental and physical health.

Ultimately, being busy isn’t good. The world gets to spinning and it spins on and on and on. Eventually, the spinning picks up faster and faster and faster. Spinning on till eventually we can’t take anymore.

Sometimes, we need to simply make the world stop.

Go to a slow place. Whether it be the shower, running down the dirt road, or hunkering down in between bookshelves at the library. Go there and shut the world off from your mind. Say a prayer, meditate, sing your favorite spiritual. Do anything. Or do nothing at all.

Simply take a deep breathe… and make the world stop… if only for a moment.

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