I'm running full speed this week. In addition to my normal case load, I'm leading two retreats, two consultation sessions and a couple groups. Despite the pace, I'm energized, feeling alive and, for the most part, loving it all. Reminds me of my first piece in the Weekly Wisdom series – posted nearly three years ago – titled: An Antidote for Exhaustion. Here it is again.
An Antidote for Exhaustion
Poet David Whyte once asked his friend,
Brother David Steindl-Rast,
about a cure for exhaustion.
The reply went something like this:
The antidote for exhaustion is not necessarily rest –
though in some cases that may be true.
The antidote for exhaustion is wholeheartedness.