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A Time Starved Soul

There are days when the pace of life literally leaves me in a mess of tears. Amidst what seems like endless opportunities & responsibilities my soul sometimes feels starved for time; my heart desperately trying to savor every sacred moment. Time may not be mine to control but it is mine to steward. To spend on the things that make my heart & soul come alive. To intentionally invest in the stories & lives of those around me.

I love these words from Ann Voskamp that have become a “Reminder to Self” in those moments when I feel like there is no possible way to slow time…

Time is a relentless river. It rages on, a respecter of no one. And this, this is the only way to slow time: When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. I can slow the torrent by being all here.  I only live the full life when I live fully in the moment. And when I’m always looking for the next glimpse of glory, I slow and enter. And time slows. Weigh down this moment in time with attention full, and the whole of time’s river slows, slows, slows. (One Thousand Gifts pg. 68)

Do you ever feel starved for time? How do you slow it down?