Slowing Down -An Art We Neglect

Slowing down is a conscious choice, and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness.

  • Slow down; God is still in heaven. You are not responsible for doing it all yourself, right now.
  • Remember a happy, peaceful time in your past. Rest there. Each moment has richness that takes a lifetime to savor.
  • Set your own pace. When someone is pushing you, it’s OK to tell them they’re pushing.
  • Take nothing for granted: watch water flow, the corn grow, the leaves blow, your neighbor mow.
  • Taste your food. God gives it to delight as well as to nourish.
  •  Notice the sun and the moon as they rise and set. They are remarkable for their steady pattern of movement, not their speed.
  • Quit planning how you’re going to use what you know, learn, or possess. God’s gifts just are; be grateful and their purpose will be clear.
  • When you talk with someone, don’t think about what you’ll say next.Thoughts will spring up naturally if you let them.
  • Talk and play with children. It will bring out the unhurried little person inside you.
  • Create a place in your home…at your work…in your heart… where you can go for quiet and recollection. You deserve it.
  • Allow yourself time to be lazy and unproductive. Rest isn’t luxury; it’s a necessity.
  • Listen to the wind blow. It carries a message of yesterday & tomorrow – and now. NOW counts.
  • Rest on your laurels. They bring comfort whatever their size, age, or condition.
  • Talk slower. Talk less.Don’t talk. Communication isn’t measured by words.
  • Give yourself permission to be late sometimes. Life is for living, not scheduling.
  • Listen to the song of a bird; the complete song. Music and nature are gifts, but only if you are willing to receive them.
  • Take time just to think. Action is good and necessary, but it’s fruitful only if we muse, ponder, and mull.
  • Make time for play – the things you like to do. Whatever your age, your inner child needs re-creation.
  • Watch and listen to the night sky. It speaks.
  • Listen to the words you speak, especially in prayer.
  • Learn to stand back and let others take their turn as leaders. There will always be new opportunities for you to step out in front again.
  • Divide big jobs into little jobs.If God took six days to create the universe, can you hope to do any better?
  • When you find yourself rushing & anxious, stop. Ask yourself “WHY?”you are rushing and anxious. The reasons may improve your self-understanding.
  • Take time to read. Thoughtful reading is enriching reading.
  • Direct your life with purposeful choices, not with speed and efficiency. The best musician is one who plays with expression and meaning, not the one who finishes first.
  • Take a day off alone; make a retreat. You can learn from monks and hermits without becoming one.
  • Pet a furry friend. You will give and get the gift of now.
  • Work with your hands. It frees the mind.
  • Take time to wonder. Without wonder, life is merely existence.
  • Sit in the dark. It will teach you to see and hear, taste and smell
  • Once in a while, turn down the lights, the volume, the throttle, the invitations.
  • Less really can be more.
  • Let go. Nothing is usually the hardest thing to do – but often it isthe best.
  • Take a walk-but don’t go anywhere. If you walk just to get somewhere, you sacrifice the walking.
  • Count your friends. If you have one, you are lucky. If you have more, you are blessed. Bless them in return.
  • Count your blessings – one at a time and slowly

It’s very important to be positive in your approach to become successful in your life at all fronts. And whether you believe in Law of attraction or not you cannot deny the fact that your beliefs create your reality.

When we are children, our beliefs are formed from our experiences, our parents, family members, friends, and schoolmates. This is natural and OK for children as it helps them to learn the ways of the world and society.

Limitations, false beliefs, and fear are also learned as children. When we are older we assume the same is true, that our experiences create our beliefs and that this is how we will continue to learn. We also believe the limitations and fear, and false beliefs from childhood

Little do we realize that when we become adults, the reverse is actually true … That our beliefs now create our experiences … yet we continue to create the same reality formed from the beliefs of our childhood.

For example, if we believe shyness is something to be ashamed of, then we will experience embarrassment from our shyness. If however we believe our shyness is a source of mystery, we may create a mystic about ourselves that will impact some people in a positive way.

We can each create a ritual or rite of passage for ourselves, one that marks a turning point in our lives — one that demonstrates that from this moment on We create reality from our beliefs.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

अगर  तुम  किसी  चीज  को  पसंद   नहीं  करते  हो  तो  उसे  बदल  दो .अगर  उसे  बदल  नहीं  सकते  तो  अपना रवैया बदल दो .


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