Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Slow Down



"For fast-acting relief try slowing down." -Lily Tomlin

Okay, I admit that I recently cut my ear while shaving. It means that I will need to find my owners manual and relearn how to shave before I end up really hurting myself. But how in the world does one cut their ear while shaving their face?

It is actually quite easy from what I recently encountered. All that is required is a sharp razor, an early morning hour and just being in too big of a hurry.

Which brings me to the point of this article.

If we are in a hurry to get somewhere, to complete some task or to achieve some goal, chances are we are going to miss seeing all of the little things in life. We miss the fact that we have a razor in our hand swinging around our face. We 'race' down the road in our car, never seeing the small things along the way. We miss the short interactions with other people that can add up to a lot of great things.

In example, I have this issue when traveling on vacation. We jump in the car and my objective is to get from point 'A' to point 'B' as quickly as possible. Many times this results in not getting to see the cool things which lie between those two points. If we slow down and experience life, the result will be that we have fewer missed opportunities; the ones that are there but we fail to see.

Slow down and allow the details to become more clear in your life.

Slow down and realize that the razor in your hand could possibly cut your ear.

Stay inspired my friends!

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