Yet I cannot stand to miss the little tumble walk of my toddler and my big talking kindergartner as I walk with them. Slowing down just a little has taught me the power of pausing and gathering perspective.
Here are four simple ways to do that. For most of us, the morning tea or coffee has become somewhat of ritual that we rush through.
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Just for today, allow the morning drink to wake you gently. Sit with it as if you were participating in loving yourself. Eventually, allow your morning beverage to help you set an intention for your day, gently and with care. Set an intention about how you want to feel during the day, and after you finish your morning drink, intentionally rise and take good care of the cup that helped you slow down and gather perspective. Experiment with writing. When you take a few moments of your day to write, you allow for space to pause and reflect.
You slow down the speeding thoughts of what is to be and what should have been to accept what is now. Write about the sense of feeling rushed in your everyday life and how you struggle to balance. Write then about how you yearn to feel and how that life you yearn for can begin now. On the surface of things there might be chaos—the tooting of horns from the street, your children screaming for you, or your coworkers having an argument.
Take a deep breath anyway, look around, and see how there is stillness in the objects around you. The earth that is bearing us; the furniture, still and sturdy; the air, present and quiet.
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Observe the nature of stillness around you and allow your thoughts and actions to slow down just a little. In any given moment there are one or more things around us that we like, be it the color of the blinds or people around us that we love. In this moment, identify three things you like. Once you identify them, allow the realization to sink in and enjoy it for a few seconds before you move on.
Hence starts the experience of slowing down to embrace now. Experimenting with slowing down is an invitation to try out living in the now , because honestly, it is a pain to live in the past and too scary to think about the future.
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And experimenting with these practices helps us be everything we want to be in a more quiet, peaceful, and joyful way—in a more present way, with deep intention. There is utter beauty in taking refuge in our senses, in opening up to the small miracles that we always rush through.
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Woman drinking coffee image via Shutterstock. She writes and teaches introspective seekers to live intentional lives over at Pause for Perspective.
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