Let It Be

The amount of worth we put on ourselves according to our outputs has been on my mind a lot lately. Some thrive on a constant outpouring while others, like myself, move much slower and require a lot more quiet and still to bring forth our insides out into to the word. There is no right way, we all move at different speeds. The mistake is to compare ourselves to others based on this.

I wrote a piece entitled “Pace is Grace”, that got accepted for a book collaboration that will be available later this year, reminding me that whatever pace we move it’s all good. As long as we’re honoring ourselves.

I read this and thought, YES. Treasure your unique pace and personal evolution, let the rest be.

“You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output — how much you produce — not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.” ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

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2 responses to “Let It Be

  1. Amy

    I am so guilty of putting myself on someone else’s time table. Even though I know that I work differently, slowly like you said, I still have these expectations for my output to match others in my field. I cannot work without inspiration and forcing it always ends in farce! Thank you for your perspective!

    • Jenn Grosso

      Thank you so much for sharing this with me Amy! I totally hear you, I sometimes realize that I’m comparing myself to others and their outputs too. That’s when I know I need to take a step back and honor my own pace. When I do, that’s when it flows.

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