“Our age has its own cherished myths, and one of the most hypnotic is the myth of balance. I hear it everywhere, from old and young, city dwellers and country folk, carpenters and lawyers, students and homemakers. Everyone seeks balance. Everyone longs for that magical combining of rest and play and work that, once found, will make life simple, elegant, easy: balanced. Where is the perfect middle, they ask, the right proportion of duty and freedom, church and job, neighbors and family, time for others and time for me?
“There is none. It is no more to be found than unicorns or perfect churches.
“There are only seasons, seasons for everything, and seasons are inherently unbalanced.
“The watchword for seasons isn’t balance. It’s rhythm . . .
“We crave balance but need rhythm.” ~Mark Buchanan in Spiritual Rhythm: Being with Jesus Every Season of Your Soul
How is your life unbalanced today? Do you instead have a sense of rhythm?
Still seeking rhythm,
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