I have been pondering the idea of time lately, it is ever moving and yet there are moments where it seems to stand still. Why is it that when you are younger it never seems to move fast enough and when you get older it never seems to slow down? These are the things I find myself pondering in the recesses of my mind.
I was thinking this morning about the “Lazy Days of Summer” you know, those days where time slows down and we all get to relax, sit back and enjoy life…. STOP EVERYTHING….what happened to those days? I really want to know.
I think what might have happen to those wonderful times, is that we forgot to relax, just sit back and watch as life ticked by. When did we get so wrapped up in being busy, going here and there, getting this and that? As I was pondering what happened to those wonderful times it occurred to me that maybe, just maybe I could bring them back into my life.
So, how do we unplug? How do we stop the constant thrust forward and just breathe? B-R-E-A-T-H-E! I have decided to experiment with this and allow that warmth of the sun to seep into my pores and feel what it is like to stop and relax, enjoy and experience the moments as time just moves by.
I am not sure how I got to the point of the ever moving, doing, accomplishing, task oriented, do…do..doing of life….Argh! How did we all get there? I think we have forgotten how important it is to enjoy our lives, the wonderful moments where nothing of any real significance is happening but that moment is the most important thing ever! If we can just sit with ourselves and BE. No TV, Radio, Computer, Car or Job….just that delicious moment…and the next …and the next moment.
I think maybe we have become addicted to the speed, the rush, the ever moving, changing excitement. I’ll bet that if you allowed yourself the moment to experiencve how each feel, the rush and the peace, you would at first want the rush..it is familiar, comfortably uncomfortable. But, if you can allow yourself the experience of the peaceful moment, allow yourself the time to let it seep into your very soul, you would not want to let it go. there is a profound rest in those moments that I long to return to.
I invite you to give yourself the gift of the moment, allow yourself to experience the magic!
Moment by moment, Lorayne