Be still..

It seems there are many of us trying to slow down and simplify in this busy world.

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I know that my readers of this bog come from different backgrounds and I am so thankful for all of you and value each one of you. I understand if some of you are not interested in the following information which links to a strongly Christian blog….or you might be!

The day after writing the last blog I was reading a Christian blog ‘Chatting at the Sky’ that was looking at similar themes of slowing down in the hustle and bustle. Emily Freeman the writer is launching a book, but along with it there are a few videos that lost only 4 or so minutes.  I have only seen the first 2, but I found they resonated with my soul and the whole idea of ‘mindfulness’ from a Christian perspective. They have encouraged me to slow down and take some ‘simple’ moments.

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So, if you are interested click here.
Chatting at the Sky

May you find a moment to let your soul breath today.
R x

Courage to be small

I don’t usually blog on Thursday’s. In the past I have tried to blog on a Tuesday and Friday, but due to circumstances this has not always happened! But I have decided to try to be more regular again.
I am down a blog or two so I am taking the liberty to write one today as these thoughts are bubbling away and I hope they may be encouraging for some of you.

Recently I read the sentence “May you have the courage to be small”. This has provided a lot of encouragement for me personally over the last week.

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Last night I attended a lecture where Julio Licinio was speaking about depression. He spent time showing clips and listing many famous people who had committed suicide. They had everything available to them, but there was such desperation. His point was that there needs to be more research on the cause and treatment of depression, in fact he has declared ‘war on depression!’

Interestingly today I was reading “The Minimalist”  that was looking at the excesses of life and the lack of happiness that they bring.  So often in our society we think ‘things’ are going to make us happy and yet more and more it seems to not be quite this way. If you have time it is a challenging read, but I have include a few quotes from it.

Harvey Mackay once said, “If you can afford a fancy car, you can make more of an impact driving an ordinary one.”

Gandhi said  “The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.”

Often times, it is those who live quietly, humbly, and in the service of others who are the happiest.

Admire success. But do not praise excess. Our society is longing for people who can tell the difference.

May you have the courage to be small.

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Thanks for reading Rxx