Life in the Slow Lane

“Stop rushing. Slow down and enjoy the beauty of life.” –Debasish Mridha

How much time do you have left on this earth, 30, 40, 50, 100 years?   No one knows the answer to that question. Time is our most precious commodity, how you choose to spend your time is up to you.  Let’s talk about time…

Society promotes eating on the run, working 80-90 hours a week, with more money comes the bigger house, the fancier car, or the trendy designer clothes. This all leads to happiness, right? This is what life is all about?

Life seems to move at a high rate of speed, and is mundane. Time comes and goes and so does life.  All the busyness clogs your mind, you can’t think clearly, and you can’t see the beauty in front of you.  And you walk around in circles, just wandering, anxious that you have no time to get all the things done on your to do list.  Guilt slips into the mind when you goof off just for a second. Less and less sleep is needed, you are up worrying about how much more you need to do tomorrow.  Tomorrow arrives you buckle in to the roller coaster of life. The motion fast and furious, you zig zag through the day. You want more, you want better.  You want time to stop so you can enjoy life…but how?

Stand still, catch your breath, take a step back for a moment.  The realization that you have more time than what you thought is right in front of you.  Allow yourself this pleasure of stillness.  Free your mind.  See clearer, when you do the lens is in perfect focus. Stop Rushing.  Mistakes happen in a rush, you don’t enjoy yourself, and you don’t enjoy life.

As the sun rises, you are given a choice to either rush through another day or slow down and take in the unexpected.  Don’t miss another day. Slow down and enjoy the carousel of life.  Life ends too soon and, you may look back and wonder “Where did the time go? What did I do in this lifetime?”  Just sit for a long while and wait for the sun to rise over the ocean.  Peace will awaken you to take life one minute or better yet one second at a time, and begin to look for the wonders and beauty given to you.  When you turn 50, 70, or 100 you don’t want to look back with regret.  Today is your day and it begins now.