Whenever I start to feel burnt out, exhausted or overwhelmed by life, I now look to one major aspect of my life: speed. I start to ask questions like: "why I'm doing all I'm doing? And why does it all need to be done right now?" We live in a culture of speed, ever-racing towards having more, doing more, and even being more. This can lead us to unconsciously join in the race and miss out on LIFE, especially the everyday joys. This episode is a call to return to the tempo that is right for you, the tempo set by your own heart. Rather than looking outward, it's time to look inward to set your life's pace and goals.
Listen in to hear powerful questions to ask yourself to help you get back to the pace of life that best fits you. Return to living more in alignment with seasons to open up the flow and let go of the force in your everyday living.
Powerful quotes that support this episode:
- "There is more to life than increasing its speed." - Gandhi
- "He who has set his heart exclusively upon the pursuit of worldly welfare is always in a hurry, for he has but limited time at his disposal to reach, to grasp, and to enjoy it." - Alexis de Tocqueville (1830)
- "That analysis rings even more true today, when all the world is a store, and all the men and women merely shoppers. Tempted and titillated at every turn, we seek to cram in as much consumption and as many experiences as possible. As well as glittering careers, we want to take art courses, work out at the gym, read the newspaper and every book on the bestseller list, eat out with friends, go clubbing, play sports, watch hours or television, listen to music, spend time with the family, buy all the newest fashions and gadgets, go to the cinema, enjoy intimacy and great sex with our partners, holiday in far-flung locations and maybe even do some meaningful volunteer work. The result is a gnawing disconnect between what we want from life and what we can realistically have, which feeds the sense that there is never enough time." - Carl Honore, In Praise of Stillness
In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed
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