Updated: Feb 22
"There is more to life than increasing its speed." ~ Gandhi~
I have been noticing my addiction to hurrying and rushing to get to places or get things done. Even when I ski, I was in a hurry to get to the lift & to race down the mountain.
I loved finding Gandhi's quote and listening to Yoga by Adriene's reminders to take my time.
The last weekend when I skied I wasn't in a hurry and I experienced so much more in my day. Noticed the sun and how it shifted across the sky during the day. I was a little slower on my way down the mountain to stop an explore the views offered on each trail.
While doing a little yoga, I am finding time in-between the poses and slowly moving around my mat. I ask myself "what's the rush?" I have no valid response....... so I slow down.
I have been off Facebook and Instagram since 1/1/2020 and this has helped to have a slower pace. I am no longer racing to get somewhere after I realized I was lost in the cyber world. I have a lot more time to spend on my slower paced yoga. I am not checking my phone while I ski... I am no longer take a picture to post....I now stop and look at the amazing nature and take a breath & I can look at it longer because I don't have anything I have to do with the picture.
I am just exploring... wondering how else I can slow down.
One major shift I am exploring is to stop dwelling on how old I will be in a few months..I was predicting my future with such speed, what's the rush. I slowly started to realize a decade is a nice long time.....
I will be able to ski for years and years..maybe I should just enjoy this day of skiing.
Everyday in every way I can increase my physical and mental capacity!
Speed will not help me to enjoy the aging process.
"Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it" ~Clint Eastwood
“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” Frank Lloyd Wright