Centrifugal forces


The world is full of centrifugal forces that spin us away from ourselves.

Too many things to do. The insistent and addictive demands of social media. The expectations of our colleagues.

These forces are unbidden and unrelenting and often cause us to forget what’s most important to us.

On the other hand, the forces that bring us back to ourselves must be cultivated.

The cultivation of these forces requires intention, daily practice, and persistence.

It requires regular periods of solitude so that we can hear and attend to important inner promptings.

It requires the discipline to pay attention to the people and tasks in front of us rather than the distractions that pull us away from the things we value.

And most of all, the cultivation of the forces that bring us back to ourselves requires a strong desire to lead a more focused and peaceful life that enhances our well being and improves the quality of our relationships and of our work.

6 Responses to “Centrifugal forces”

  1. 1 Ann Delehant October 21, 2015 at 7:10 am

    This is so true in our world. Thanks.

    Sent from my iPhone Ann Delehant 585-750-4499 ADelehant@gmail.com


  2. 3 Heather Langenhahn October 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Dennis, I think you may be one of the most insightful people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Thank you for reminding us of the value of reflection and the importance of committing to our “inner needs” in order to ensure we honour them.

  3. 5 Kent Peterson October 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

    A powerful reminder about finding balance, recharging our batteries, keeping centered, and the importance of periods of solitude to reflect.

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