We've all imbibed the culture of unrest so deeply.
We just cannot believe that we could be respected or admired or received or loved without some level of performance.
We are all performers and overachievers, and we think "when we do that" we will finally be lovable.
Once you ride on the performance principle, you don't even allow yourself to achieve it.
Even when you "achieve" a good day of "performing," it will never be enough, because it is inherently self-advancing and therefore self-defeating.
You might call it "spiritual capitalism".
“Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.
Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
LIVING IN THE UNFORCED RHYTHMS OF GRACE