Sometimes We Just Need to Slow Down

Sometimes we do everything we can to finish a project; yet there is always something stopping us.  In cases like this, life may just be showing us that we need to slow down or ease-up, to see the gift it is offering.

This is the case with the book I’ve been trying to complete forever! I posted the cover. A trusted friend said the cover needed improvement; so he referred me to another gentleman, who has experience in graphics and layout. After going over my book, that man told me “you’re not done yet!”

In setting a mood for my story, he noticed my strong desire, yet minimal effort, to include graphics and visual art. Real art work is something I had avoided because I have petty much no talent for drawing. Plus, I made it up that it was hard to find someone to do it, and this would slow me down!

I finally realized that I had to slow down, for this amazing story I am telling is not my story! I only had to see that I was not alone, decide that I really wanted quality art and layout, and reach for what I wanted, for the people I needed to show up. 

This experience helped me realize that this is a story of the many people, with whom I joyously serve, and spread love throughout the world. It is the story of the artist, the editors, and many others who are on my team; people who are helping me tell our story to the very best of my ability. It is a story of the divine force that have taken me where I am, and give me a reason for living, for creating. 

I am now looking at early April for our completion date. Regardless, the date is not all that important, for I have slowed down to enjoy these finishing stages and the awesome people with whom I am taking this journey.

2 thoughts on “Sometimes We Just Need to Slow Down”

  1. Hi Dawn,

    I came across your blog looking for a photo that represented feeling abandoned and landd on this article. First, God Bless you for turning your test into a testimony that heals others. I know that feels so rewarding and at the asme time reminds us that we serve a great father.

    I love your authenticity, openness and lack of egotistical positioning that most people, including me, seem to always project when we teach from our experiences.

    I appreciate you above all.

    1. Ego gets me too. It’s just that my greatest experiences has been through my healing journey, my suffering. I have to be real about that. I am sure you too are authentic, open and lack ego, most of the time. You could not see it in me, if it were not in you. Blessings and thanks for your inspiration.

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