need a way of living that brings out the best in us.
We need a way of life that honors our legitimate
needs. We need a lifestyle that helps us to become
rhythm of life is a passport to achieving this balance.
rhythm of life is a way of life. It is a lifestyle that
integrates all of our legitimate needs--physically,
emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
rhythm of life is the perfect combination of rest,
activity, and pace; it ennobles us to become the unique
individuals we were created to be, enables us to excel in
all we do, and empowers us with a certain clarity of mind
and peace of heart.
rhythm of life is the antidote for our busy age.
believe life should be lived passionately and that the
day-to-day drudgery that stifles the greatness of the
human spirit should be avoided at all costs. I do
not despise simple daily tasks, but I believe their place
is in building us up, not in tearing us down.
challenge life presents to us all is to develop a balance
between activity and thought. But, particularly, to
fill our lives with action that springs forth from
contemplation and an understanding of our essential
at the world. Look at yourself. Look at your
lifestyle. Ponder these things. Our chaotic
world and complex lives are crying out for a little order
people stumble through life believing that one day they
will find the pace of life and variety of activity that
will create the rhythm of life that is conducive to
optimum health, happiness, efficiency, and
contentment. They will not. The rhythm of life
must be desired and created.
make a thousand lifestyle choices every day. Those
decisions either create or destroy the natural rhythm of
is not a hundred-meter dash; it's a marathon.
is more to life than increasing the speed. Faster
isn't always better, bigger isn't always better, louder
isn't always better. More isn't always the
solution. Life is not a competition to see who can
collect the most expensive toys. The best things in
life are not things--and sometimes less is more.
your rhythm. . . and you will flood your life with
passion, creativity, and energy.
this expanded version of
The Rhythm of Life he syntheses
Christian theology, cognitive
psychology and storytelling to
unpack the paradox of being happy.
As Kelly explains, "We want to be
happy. We know what makes us
happy. But we don't do those
things--because we are busy trying
to be happy." So here's the gospel
according to Kelly: Find a
life-changing rhythm by choosing
a central purpose and becoming
"the best version of yourself."