I find that intentionally easing the fast pace of my days is indispensable if a spirit of hope is to be sustained in tough times. Being overly active and involved in the constant bombardment of social media or other stress-induced activities whittles away my ability to go to the deeper places of life. Without daily attention to what lies beyond the outer world I can easily get mired in the non-essentials and miss the hidden movement leading to future maturity.
…There awaits something of worth even though I may feel emptied and forsaken, beaten or humbled by loss.
From Joyce Rupp’s My Soul Feels Lean (pg. 87).