“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
~Mohandas Gandhi

Have you noticed how life just seems to be going faster, or maybe it’s that we’re all trying to go faster ourselves? Have you walked down the street and noticed the number of people (unfortunately) texting as they’re driving, or texting as they’re walking? Does it sometimes seem like we’re on this endless speeding race to do more faster?

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Life can be about the slower moments. The slower movements. Life can be about being present in this moment, for all it’s worth, rather than racing on to the next thing to do or the next accomplishment. Life can be about savoring a cup of tea or a sunrise. Reading a good book. Spending time with a colleague or friend, and getting to truly know them.

Life can be about digging into the project you’re working on and giving it your all, rather than rushing on to the next thing on your to-do list. Life can be about doing fewer things more completely, and enjoying the process along the way. Life can be about being present and noticing what’s around you – and what’s inside of you.

We’re all going so fast, as if our lives are races we have to hurtle through. But there’s so much more to life than increasing its speed. But we might miss it, if we’re in too much of a hurry.

How do you slow down your speed?
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