Friday, December 2, 2011

Slow

"Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast."


Lately I keep trying to remind myself of this.   Everything I have always done has been fast.   Seriously I walk, talk, clean, type, read, cook, work....you name it fast.   My heart even beats too fast as my cardiologist pointed out.  

At times I've been compared to the energizer bunny.  And I do think life might be trying to teach me to slow down a little, to savor life more.  

There have been many a moment I have wondered if that is why these dizzy spells developed, they too just speed up my world in the form of spinning it fast. It's crazy.

Even the man is always saying to me just relax or rest.  In other words chill out.  Chill out, how do I even do that.   What does that mean as the word is rather foreign to me. 


There have been moments where I thought I had to work out to rid myself of the adrenaline overflow that seems to wash over my body.  But then I was told by more then a few I should concentrate on things such as yoga or meditation....things to still the body and mind rather then stimulate it even further.  I admit that was an a-ha moment because I had never thought of it like that.  

I look back on many decisions I have made, things I have done, and I wonder what if I had just slowed down a little would that have made a difference.  And I do think it just may have. 

As I have to agree with the saying above I do think one tends to stumble when things are done in hast, as opposed to slowing down, thinking wisely, and  going more slowly about things.  

Our whole society moves fast these days, things move at speeds most cannot simply keep up with without setting themselves up for some kind of tumble.  

I'm used to always having to do or be doing something, feeling all revved up, multitasking, moving fast, talking fast, and so to me it's very hard.  Yet a part of me very much would welcome the simple feeling of calm, to not feel the need to always be doing something.  To be able to truly relax, to not let the stresses of life get to me, to remain calm in the face of adversity or fear, and whatever else I'm leaving out I'm sure would be amazing.

Maybe people, and the world, do need to slow down a little.  But how? 

I wonder how does anyone go about slowing down life, and the world around them.  


"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."


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