Inspiration - August 13, 2013

Calm Life

it's okay to live a calm life

This quote immediately captivated me. I love the originally crafted lettering and creative presentation; it’s always nice to see original, unique content on the web these days. But more importantly, the quote itself is what really resonated with me. Because i struggle with q constant internal battle between busyness and stillness. and to be frank with you, I’ll admit that sometimes sitting still or doing nothing makes me feel guilty. I know, it’s weird. I’m working on it.

But living a calm life doesn’t necessarily mean you’re unproductive; I think it just means that you prioritize your time and what you’ve got going on in your life. Whats important? Whats not? Thefe are certain things we must make time for and others we must limit ourselves (ahhhemm Pinterest!!).

Our generation glorifies busyness, expects immediate gratification, and has the attention span of a giddy goldfish. But with everything and everyone at our finger tips, how could we not be living at such a rapid pace? It’s like, the resources and entertainment are there….so we should take advantage of them…right? False. So this is where you have to put your priorities, values, and goals into action because if you don’t, you’ll be lured away by whatever sexy carrot is begging for your attention – the “flavor of the week” in pop culture, if you will.

I think that part of growing up is learning how to weed out the unnecessary and focus on the important things – a transition from living a life based on ourselves to a life rooted in principle, long-term vision, and meaning. It’s okay to miss out. It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to do your own thing. it’s okay to live a calm life.

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