Is there a *Sweet Spot* to be found in OVERWHELM?

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 15  9:30-11 at Grace Church

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Where can you slow down?
Where can you slow down?

Join us this week as we continue our discussion on finding the *sweet spot* amidst the overwhelm that often shapes our days and weeks and months and years. Whether they be grounded in our fears that we don’t have enough – time, money, energy-  or in our drowning in “too much” – responsibility, demands, deadlines, emails, stuff – the roots of all of these feelings lie in the same place: the space of our hearts.  Finding a way to slow down just enough to connect to yourself – and that precious heart of yours – just might reveal the precise golden nugget of wisdom you need to unlock the door to a more peaceful everyday. Is that a *sweet spot* worth exploring?

From Bev’s Bookshelf:
A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough by Wayne Muller

Have we forgotten what enough feels like?
Have we forgotten what enough feels like?

Its clear that as moms we often feel overwhelmed, overextended, unhappy or unfulfilled. At times, we find ourselves drowning under the impossible demands of work and life and family and all the other responsibilities that fill every nook and cranny of our time and the space of our minds.  Where do we find time to pursue our own happiness – or, even, peace? Wayne Muller muses “How do we know when what we offer, whatever we are able to give in this moment, for this day — who we are and what we do, is enough?” 

In “A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough,”  Wayne Muller suggests there is a better way to life life. He challenges our (culturally sanctioned) relentless pursuit of “more”:  to be bigger, better, faster, more useful. He asserts that in all this busyness our culture (read: us)  fails to fulfill its promise: to (at some point) reward us with a life of comfort, peace and ease.

“Every single choice we make, no matter how small, is the ground where who we are meets what is in the world. And the fruits of that essential relationship— the intimate, fertile conversation between our own heart’s wisdom and the way the world has emerged before us— becomes a lifelong practice of deep and sacred listening for the next right thing we are required to do. We make the only choice that feels authentic and honest, necessary and true in that moment.”
    — Wayne Muller
(from A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough)