We receive lessons from childhood to “slow down” and that “slow and steady wins the race.”
How do we assimilate these messages into our bodies when our culture is always in a race against time?
Time marches on slow and steady, while we overschedule and overwork in the guise of “optimizing.” We hear “speed is of the essence,” “I don’t have time for that,” or “I wish I had more time.”
And then we start repeating those thoughts and feeding the frenzy.
Time is not our opponent. And life isn’t a race. There is no finish line unless you count the ultimate finish line which is not something we necessarily want to rush towards.
So between now and that finish line, shouldn’t we take it slow and steady? Savor the moments. Steep the tea. Get lost in imagination.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.