Getting away from it all

“I will not live and unloved life, I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.” (Dawna Markova)

‘Never opt out of the opportunities that move you in the direction of your dreams, your purpose, your passions.’** (Erwin McManus)

There are basically two ways of getting away from it all.

Number one is through escapism – we simply want an easier place to live.

Number two is towards what we are wanting our lives to be about but we know we need to sometimes slow down to catch our breath, to see more clearly.

When it comes to what we must do with our lives, there’ll always be difficulty and pain, but well-used silence and slowness helps us to see it for what it is – more a teacher than a foe.

The first way of getting away from it all may simply be a symptom of not choosing the second.

(*Dawna Markova, quoted in the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**From Erwin McManus’ The Last Arrow.)

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