Many of us feel hurried, and hurry is costing us more than we realize. Unhurried Living provides resources and training to help people learn to live and lead from fullness rather than on empty. Great influence begins on the inside, in your soul. Learning healthy patterns of rest and work can transform your life—your daily influence. Built on more than twenty-five years of experience at the intersection of spiritual formation and leadership development, Unhurried Living seeks to inspire people around the world to rest deeper so they can live fuller and lead better.
Productivity and Our Hurried Souls
Today, I’m sharing a great conversation I had recently with my friends, Jeb Shore and John Freeman about how our obsession with productivity impacts the level of hurry in our souls. In An Unhurried Life, I wrote a chapter titled “Productivity: Unhurried Isn’t Lazy,” in part, to speak to this tendency to make assumptions about what makes our lives productive. The irony is that my over-busyness is more often a sign of a lazy soul that it is of a productive day.
The title, “Productivity and Our Hurried Souls” refer to something from An Unhurried Life, where Alan asked a question along these lines: “How productive is overwork anyway?” The point was that sometimes busy does not equate with productivity. We share some examples about how busy doesn’t always end up being as fruitful as we hope it will be?
Being With God (A.J. Sherrill)
In today’s episode, Alan talks with fellow author, A. J. Sherrill about contemplative prayer. It’s such a timely practice for our frantic, hurried world today. We really do need wise mentor and coaches like A. J. to help us actually live the invitation to “Be still and know that God is…God is with us…God is at home in us through Christ by the Spirit.” We so need to learn how to be comfortable in solitude, silence and stillness. Welcome to the Unhurried Living Podcast.
Insecurity and Our Hurried Souls
Alan and friends, Darrell Warner and Matt Fogle, share a great conversation about the issue of identity. In his book, "An Unhurried Leader", Alan wrote about how doing our work to prove our worth is a very common temptation for leaders. It can be surprising just how often insecurity is driving us to frenetic activity.
We too often imagine that our value or worth is hanging in the balance of how well we perform. But what if our value is already decided in our favor. What if our identity is a gift we’ve already received rather than a paycheck we still have to earn? Welcome to the Unhurried Living Podcast.
Hope Always (Matthew Sleeth)
Today, Alan talks with Dr. Matthew Sleeth about his latest book, Hope Always: How to Be A Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide. It’s a difficult but timely theme. We’ve been living through a season that has stretched many of us to what feel like our very limits.
Timely also as September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It seems to be a very good time to have this conversation about a reality that is just the opposite of God’s great desire that we would live, and live abundantly and joyfully. Welcome to the Unhurried Living Podcast.
Anxiety and Our Hurried Souls
Welcome to the Unhurried Living Podcast. Today, Alan is talking with friends Jeb Shore and John Freeman about the effect of hurry on our souls and the correlation that people make between anxiety and concern. We invite you to listen in on this leadership conversations that will help you to develop healthy rhythms of rest and work, and to live fuller in friendship with God.
Emotionally Healthy Discipleship (Pete Scazzero)
Hey friends. Welcome to episode 192 of the Unhurried Living Podcast. We're hopeful that our time together will help you rediscover an unhurried way of life and leadership. Today we are sharing a conversation with Pete Scazzero about his latest book, Emotionally Healthy Discipleship.
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Beautiful, timeless truths offered kindly.
I have grown to have a tremendous appreciation this podcast. Were this a movie, some might call it understated. Alan’s style of relating enables unhurried living to feel more like an accessible way of life rather than yet another To Do List. I’m grateful for the gentle strength of his presence and find it a welcome respite from the big intrusive egos that often dominate podcasts in this harried, hurried world gone mad of ours. Heartily recommend. Melodie A. ~ Indianapolis, IN
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This podcast a has changed my views from a on it means to lead in this modern age. It taught me how to seek Peace in the midst of chaos and to live a life worthy of God’s calling.