101 things about me

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Time to slow down

When I least want to, when I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to do, when people are asking me for their attention and I can't say no, when I need to sleep but want to get up to walk in the pre-dawn darkness, at these moments, I remind myself of this saying I heard some time ago...

The hurrier you go, the behinder you get.

I have had it scribbled on a bit of scrap paper which I hide away and then find at the most timely moments as a reminder of what I need.

Slow down. Pause. Be still. Breathe deeply.
And then start again with a clearer and more peaceful mind.


Malcolm said...

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get..."
Sometimes things just keep piling up and you feel that you can't dig yourself out. If you pause to look around there are friends who are digging for you from the other side... (Message to self as much as anyone)...
Oh, and breathing is important!

Jenny said...

Love that saying-thank you!Here's another one...."We may run, walk,stumble,drive or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow along the way."

At Whit's End said...

Thanks for the reminder, I need it in all the rush.