"We are a culture of people who've bought into the idea that if we stay busy enough, the truth of our lives won't catch up with us."
"Shame enters for those of us who experience anxiety because not only are we feeling fearful, out of control, and incapable of managing our increasingly demanding lives, but eventually our anxiety is compounded and made unbearable by our belief that if we were just smarter, stronger, or better, we'd be able to handle everything."
Today, recognize that fear may be driving your busyness. Slow down and know that you will be be able to handle whatever emotions or awareness your stillness reveals. Today, let go of comparing yourself to others; let go of the belief that if you could only change yourself, you could do everything perfectly. Maybe it's the expectations, not you, that need changing.