THE RHYTHM OF STILLNESS BY KATE WINZELER
I often find it hard to shut my mind off; to calm my racing thoughts, to remind myself to slow down, to stop planning, to stop controlling. I have an anxious mind, one that makes it difficult to do these things.
My focus this year has been on the rhythm of being still. I learned that the word “still” in Hebrew translates to “letting go,” and “to release.”
It’s when I release my grip on the way I think things should be, when I stop trying to plan and control every outcome, I’m actually welcoming creativity into my life. When I do things I’ve never done before, things that terrify me, things that challenge me, I allow for a different result than one I’ve always expected. That in itself is creativity. There truly is no creativity in the mundane routines of life