Thursday, December 3, 2009

Slow Down!

We're in the age of speed  - everything keeps getting faster and faster. Hi-speed Internet, fast-food, 5-minutes to whiter teeth, shakes rather than meals, 8-minute abs, the 4-hour work week....  With all this speed, we're going somewhere fast - but where?  

Working with my clients, I often hear the remark - "I simply do not have time to get organized." 

Take a moment (say the 5 minutes while you're whitening your teeth) and really think about all of the ways you speed up your life.  Where is this speed getting you so much quicker?  It seems like the classic tale of the turtle and the hare needs to be re-visited.  When you're on the racetrack of your day does it merely spit you out at the end, exhausted and catatonic in front of the TV?  If so, is all this speed serving you?  My wish for you, especially during the joyous days of the holidays, is to live life in the SLOW lane.  Really be in the moment when you are doing anything - do not jump ahead in your mind to the next task on your to do list.  As the acclaimed author Eckart Tolle profoundly teaches, practice the Power of Now.