"Maybe you don't need to make one more phone call right now, even if you think you do. Maybe you don't need to read something just now, or run one more errand . . . . The stopping actually makes the going more vivid, richer, more textured. It helps keep things we worry about and feel inadequate about in perspective. It gives us guidance."
Isaiah 30 echoes the importance of quietness and rest: " In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength . . . . Thine ears shall hear a word behind the saying,'This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand and when ye turn to the left.'"
Today, take moments to return to yourself. Pause. Take something off your list. Listen.