Every single day someone tells me I’m overwhelming them. That I have too much going on. I’m too busy, I need to slow down, take it easy.
Every day, somebody suggests that I need to find more peace and contentment, to take time to smell the roses.
“Slowly is holy”.
I have never understood how people know what’s right for me.
I used to think something was wrong with me. That maybe my energy and focus and insatiable curiosity was somehow bad, like maybe I was in denial and “running” from something. Now that I’ve been around a while, spent a bunch of time learning about myself, I’ve discovered that many of the people I appreciate have a similar focus and missioned passion about things. Others don’t. They are more gentle in approach.
Both work just fine. No right. No wrong.
I am so comfortable going 100 miles an hour. I’ve grown to love this exhilarated contentment I live within.
Look who also feels the same way:
“I live in a state of exhilarated contentment ( my definition of happiness ), fueled by a passion for everything I’m committed to: my work, my colleagues, my home, my gratitude for every breath taken in freedom and peace. And what makes it sweeter is knowing for sure that I created this happiness. It was my choice.” ~ Oprah Winfrey, What I know for sure. Page 125
- Getting free of self-importance is the key to happiness
- Goodwill: the cornerstone of happiness
- Happiness is a skill that needs to be practiced.