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Peace of Mind and Soul

August 19, 2021

Maxie Dunnam wrote this recently

“Burnout” has become a term everybody knows, because we see people around us collapsing into numbness and addiction — if it’s not addiction to drugs, it’s addiction to television and pleasure and the rat-race of getting ahead. All of us must find and take the time to let our souls catch up with our bodies. Someone observed that most of the time we are so anxious to do something that we neglect to be someone.

It’s little wonder that a poll a couple of years ago showed that an overwhelming majority of people from all walks of life, when asked what they wanted most from life, replied “peace of mind.”

That can’t happen if we don’t find and take time to let our souls catch up with our bodies. Stress is one of the number one killers in the world today. The data is clear. There is no killer-disease that is not either caused by, or intensified by our levels of stress.

Thank you, Simone Biles, for dramatically reminding us, we need the place and we need to find the time to allow our souls to catch up with our bodies.

Decades ago many of us sang, or in some instances we shouted (we know who we are), these lyrics while they blasted from the 8-track player: “I understand about indecision/ But I don’t care if I get behind/ People livin’ in competition/ All I want is to have my peace of mind.”

Where are you with all this today?

As always, I’d love to hear from you, any of the usual ways.

And I hope to see you back here tomorrow for more.

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