I kept myself busy with so many responsibilities. I took them on because they needed to be done, but more, because they seemed like the best way to keep from feeling crazy. When I slowed down, when I rested, when I stopped, my mind fought against the silence, the space, the calm. But, in truth, silence, space, and calm was what my heart wanted most; what I needed most. It took time, but I learned that it's not in working harder, faster, or smarter; but in sitting, resting, and leaning that feeling crazy eventually vanishes, that transformation comes, that love shows up.
Come. Take my hand, sit by my side, and even if only for a while, listen to little more than our heartbeats. Together we have chosen the better part, the better path, the best way forward. It will not be taken from us.
I am Martha and you are my daughter, my lineage, my kin.