Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What's The Rush?

This post first appeared June 14, 2013

"We are always getting ready to live but never living"
                                   ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

While walking my dogs the other day, I noticed a candy someone had dropped on the sidewalk.  Covering the piece of candy were hundreds and hundreds of ants scurrying around in a frenzy, as if being on this piece of candy was their entire lifes' work. I was instantly reminded of our society today and how multi-tasking
is viewed as a virtue instead of an insidious way to cram more things on our “To Do” Lists. We’ve become a society of “doers” afraid to slow down and relax, afraid to waste a few precious moments doing nothing but “being”.

With that in mind, here are some things that you can do to slow down. The author of this list is unknown.

  • Remember that you are not responsible for doing it all yourself, right now.
  • Taste your food. God gives it to delight as well as to nourish.
  • Talk slower. Talk less. Don’t talk. Communication isn’t always measured by words.
  • Quit planning how you will use what you know. God’s gifts just are. Be grateful and their purpose will be clear.
  • Set your own pace. When someone is pushing you, it’s okay to tell them they’re pushing.
  • Direct your life with purposeful choices, not with speed and efficiency. The best musician is the one who plays with expression and meaning, not the one who finishes first.
  • Once in a while, turn down the lights, the volume, the throttle, the invitations. Less really can be more.
  • Let go. Nothing is usually the hardest thing to do -- but often, it’s the best.

Count your blessings – one at a time and slowly, savoring each and every one.

 ~Weekly Challenge~

Slow down – even if you have to force yourself.   Every day, do at least one thing from the above list. Or find your own way to take a few moments daily to slow your life down. Your body and mind will thank you.




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