Life is not a competition; it’s a journey. Life is not a race; it’s a walk along a special path. If you rush along you’ll miss some important things. If you slow down you’ll notice more, take in more, experience more. So slow down to the beat of your heart at peace, to the calm rhythm of your own slow and steady breathing. You can always do better, not against anyone else, but just as a human being on a journey beside other human beings on their own journeys.
Look inward now and slow down, even as you look outward, thinking you have to speed up, that you are missing something out there. You are not. The only thing you are missing is your quiet spirit within and what it is really saying to you, your connection to all it knows and wishes for you. Seek that, for that alone will bring you fulfillment. And the funny thing is, your spirit might indeed instruct you to go find something outside of you, something important you never imagined. It might be that doing better means getting outside of yourself and that nothing could be better than that at this time in your life. But let such directives come from within, from your own spirit, so that they will be right. Slow down and learn to listen to the quiet voice of spirit within.
-From the Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne