Take your time!

I’m reminded once again to stop rushing in life. At the moment we have no fence and are forced to take our dog for more walks. It’s actually a good thing as it gets everyone out of the house.

The last couple of days my girls have been wanting to come with me. It’s not that big of a deal, although I’d prefer to actually go for a walk than a slow crawl. I took Reese out with me the other day. As we head on our walk, she is stopping picking dandelions, one yellow and one gone to seed. She then pauses to blow the seeds off the one. Of course she can’t multi task yet, blowing the seeds while walking.

As I’m scolding her to hurry up, I pause to think we all should be more like her.

I then read this on Facebook:

You must be completely awake in the present to enjoy the tea.

Only in the present, can you savor the aroma, taste the sweetness, appreciate the delicacy.

If you are ruminating about the past, or worrying about the future, you will completely miss the experience of enjoying the cup of tea.

You will look down at the cup and the tea will be gone.

Life is like that.

If you are not fully present, you will look around and it will be gone.

You will have missed the feel, the aroma, the delicacy and beauty of life.

It will seem to be speeding past you. The past is finished.

Learn from it and let it go.

The future is not even here yet. Plan for it, but do not waste your time worrying about it.

Worrying is worthless.

When you stop ruminating about what has already happened, when you stop worrying about what might ever happen, then you will be in the present moment. Then you will begin to experience joy in life.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Cheers and smell the roses (or dandelions)!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. timewithtandy
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 07:45:28

    Thank you for the reminder of how much we miss when we rush through life.

    Reply

  2. Peggy
    Aug 19, 2013 @ 03:17:41

    We can learn so much from children, all we have to do is pay attention.
    Lovely post Jen.
    Big heart hugs
    Peggy ♥♥♥

    Reply

    • lightandspirit
      Aug 19, 2013 @ 13:06:08

      Thanks Peggy. There certainly are many lessons we can learn from the kids if we choose to pay attention to them. There are days where I love to sit back and enjoy observing them play and going about in their little lives.

      Reply

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