This year, I’m using the Present Over Perfect Guided Journal. I read Shauna Neiquist’s Present Over Perfect book when it came out a few years ago and so much of it just connected with me. When I saw she had created a journal, I knew it was right for this season of my life. The journal has small excerpts from the book and prompts to help you think, reflect, and write. I’ll be sharing some of the prompts and my responses.
Prompt (pg. 6): What would be lost if you slowed down to a pace that felt less like a high-speed chase all day, every day?
Thankfully, I am learning that. And truthfully, not much has been lost. I feel like I’ve lost a bit of my “importance”, but again, truthfully, I wasn’t probably seen as “important” as I thought I was, as I sometimes think I am.
I have lost a sense of hurry and rush. We have busy days and it still creeps in, yet my soul doesn’t feel as hurried. I have also lost a layer of armor in some ways. I’m trying not to carry the “busy” armor that keeps me at arms length from a depth that I crave in relationships. I wonder what I am afraid of in the deep?
Friends, as I share my reflection with you, I wonder – what would be lost if you slowed down?