What is most needed in the world today is non-anxious presence. (Walter Brueggemann)
A while back, I heard a compelling phrase spoken by Brie Stoner on the Another Name for Every Thing podcast:
“The addiction to the illusion of urgency.”
Each one of the main words in this sentence packs a punch. Do we really want to struggle with an addiction? Do we want to be under any illusions? And is urgency our best mode?
I thought it might be interesting to ponder this sentence together...