Less is More

I have known myself to be quiet, reserved, hesitant, and calm.  I don’t tend to move fast or impulsively.  I like to take my own time in making decisions, any decision, including ordering lunch at a drive thru window of a fast food restaurant.  I like to drive slow (unless in a hurry), choose my words carefully, and simply stay in the background as I observe people act.  I have been criticized for not keeping up and have felt tempted to catch up with everyone else.  But no more.  I have accepted who  I am.  And have actually realized that my slow, hesitant nature is truly a blessing.  This world moves too fast for me.  Many things I miss when I simply concentrate on what could happen in the future and what did happen in the past.  But I rarely focus on the present.  But no more.  I am going to let my pacific nature manifest itself and enjoy what surrounds me more, without being ahead of myself.  The computer, cell phone, TV, radio, and my own car are wonderful tools, but can easily put me in a fantasy world if I am not careful.  Reality is what I experience without any of these items.  The air I breath, the plants and trees that I see, the smell of coffee that I sense in the morning, the taste of sugar in my mouth, and the laughter of my children that I hear.  These experiences take me closer to the reality of Life itself.  I am slowing down, but I am also embracing the real life.  In the same train of thought, I am emptying my mind from everything that keeps me worried, depressed, sad, and angry.  I am stopping the obsession by living the present.   Jesus taught me how much God takes care of his children, more than He takes care of birds.  I used to worry about every little thing. But no more.   I am letting go.  I am making more space in my life for what God wants me to do, and this is why I am slowing down, so that I can be able to listen to  Him more.  Because Less is More.  Thank you for reading.

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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

3 responses to “Less is More

  • Ann Kroeker

    Love what you wrote:

    “I am letting go. I am making more space in my life for what God wants me to do, and this is why I am slowing down, so that I can be able to listen to Him more. Because Less is More.”

    May you find the perfect pace to flourish, Noel!

  • Cheryl Smith

    I read your words and they calm me. Funny, I’ve never thought of an alternate definition for “pacific” before. By nature (and by environment) I am not like you, yet I know Jesus calls me to be still and focus on His Presence. These words bless me today.

  • Noel

    Cheryl, I am glad my words helped you to be blessed. Have a peaceful and Merry Christmas!. Noel

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