Can we pretend something for a quick second? (It serves a purpose, I promise.)
Let’s pretend that you were extremely stressed out about, well…Everything, and we met for coffee to talk about it. After we order our complicated drinks (okay, maybe your order isn’t the complex one), we sit down on the green comfy coffee shop couch; and I empathetically listen to your story.
So after you breathlessly spill your list of anxieties, if I were to suggest that the solution lies in your stillness and breath, wouldn’t you want to punch me in the throat? I mean, I might as well just tell you to calm down and get over it, right?
What if The Stillness I proposed is much more than an encouragement to chill the heck out? What if I really can point you to the place of spacious freedom…a place where worry-thoughts and shame don’t keep you on the perpetual edge of sanity?
I’m no expert, people. Frankly, if I were an expert on anything, it would likely be on How to Stress Out Like a Boss. Which is exactly why you can know that my so-called “advice” is rooted in the trenches of personal experience. I know Crazy Town Stress. I also know the slightly milder version of I Feel Okay Enough Right Now, But I Can’t Enjoy Real Peace Because I Don’t Know What Comes Next And Also I Have To Much To Do.
My friend Katie Reid invited me to write a guest post for today, so if you’re dying to know my Solution to Crazy Town Stress, then head over to Katie’s blog and LEARN HOW TO JUST CALM DOWN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
(Because it’s just that easy, right?) (I’m laughing with you, not at you.) (Actually I know it’s not funny.) (Just go read that post, because I’m praying hard that God will speak to you through it.)
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