"What is peace really, but a sense of coping with what life hands us, expanding our outlook to encompass the good and reject the bad. To have a view from 'the mountaintop' is perhaps to sit still, and see through to the peace within"
** Jan Yoder Russell **
I am doing some work with a personal coach, and a key question that I grapple with is 'how can I live a life that is more gentle and creative?'. The everyday chaos and urgent deadlines and overwhelming workload is weighing heavily on me. I don't like it. I don't have a lot of fun in my life right now. Surely it's not normal or right to relax and laugh only over weekends? I know that I want a different kind of every day.
My coach wisely suggested that I look for ways of having a more gentle and creative life NOW, rather than waiting for some future time when this will happen. And so I ponder how I can do this. She says I shouldn't over-think this. Not easy for a thinker and a worrier. What are the little changes that will make a big difference to the quality of my life? I'll come back to you later. What would YOU do?