Slow Down

Self made rainbow, made in home garden.

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Many times I find myself rushing thru the day, even when there is plenty of time.  I have found myself writing a mile a minute when I could simply slow down the keyboard speed and let my thoughts flow.  Why is this?  I used to be a “take my time, smell the roses” person.  Somehow, I ended up in a frantic speed that certainly does not make sense.  When I look at people around me as I run errands, I see myself, rushing, running – when there is plenty of time.  The other day, I slowed down a bit, I realized that I had missed a lot of colorful roses along the way, because I went by too fast to notice them.  One thing is for sure, as I slowed down, spirit started talking, inspiration began to flow, and life’s colors started to paint a beautiful picture. 

Slowing down might be one of the best things we do to tap into our inspiring source.  It makes you stop and look at things in a different speed, the eye shutter lets light in and suddenly colors appear fresh.  Today, I invite all you to slow down a bit, and take in the air, the picture, the beauty of life around you.   No matter what your circumstances might be, when you slow down, you are forced to see, to listen, to taste, to smell, and to use whatever senses you have.

2 thoughts on “Slow Down

  1. I love this advice. Sometimes I’m overcome with worry; last night I was walking alone at night and something made me slow down while walking…and actually stop. And I heard a sparrow’s call in the night…a very quiet, brief, almost imperceptible “zzzt.” coming from some far-away shrubbery.

    When we slow down we relax and clear our minds…and then ultimately when we apply ourselves to some task we end up doing a better job of it anyway. Nothing is lost and lots gained!

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