Doesn’t it all just feel too much right now?
Like WAY TOO MUCH?!
The headlines. The 24/7 insanity. The nagging, unrelenting, driving pressure.
Do you ever look around and feel like we’re all one bad day away from a mental breakdown. One wrong turn away from being caught running down Highway 33 in our underwear holding a pineapple and a frying pan?
What’s the answer?
What’s the solution to the unrelentingness? To the constant squeeze.
I want it all. I want it now. But gosh, do I really want it that much.
Everything, (un)surprisingly, becomes too much.
What’s the answer to living in the 24/7 insanity? To moving forward in life, without running around in your underwear on the nightly news?
Here’s the answer I’m kicking around.
Let’s just all take a deep breath. A big freaking breath.
Let’s pull ourselves out from the feeding frenzy and just be for a few minutes.
Man, if you just need to sit and close your eyes right now, please do it. I’ll be here when you get back.
We will never get it all. We will never get it now.
It will never feel like it’s supposed to, even when it does happen.
Let’s stop moving at a breakneck pace that’s only going to break our necks.
Let’s sit with good friends. Let’s talk. Putting down the illusion that it’s all perfect.
Let’s be full without being stuffed.
Let’s achieve without worrying about the achievements.
Let’s stop reading all the headlines that do nothing for our heads.
Let’s do without being undone.
Let’s pray into the insanity instead of being crushed by it. Let’s give ourselves the grace and space to be still. And know.
To be at peace in the incomplete. To fail without being a failure.
When our foundation keeps spinning 24/7, we can’t really build anything worthwhile, can we?
If we keep trying for everything now, everything will become WAY TOO MUCH.
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(In a crazy line of events, I got invited to an Arcade Fire concert. Probably one of the top five creative, unique, quality bands in my book. Their new song “Everything Now” is spot-on and was on repeat as I wrote this blog. Watch the video below or if you’re reading this in your email, here at All Groan Up.)