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.