When we rush through our days and lives, we fail to notice the simple beauty of living.
Destination addiction is a thing… but is it a good thing?
our lives, we are taught to value speed and getting things done quickly. We
learn that doing is more valuable than merely being, and that making the most
of life is a matter of forging ahead at a hurried pace. Yet as we lurch forward
in search of some elusive sense of fulfilment, we find ourselves feeling
increasingly harried and disconnected. More importantly, we fail to notice the
simple beauty of living. When we learn to slow down, we rediscover the
significance of seemingly inconsequential aspects of life. Mealtimes become
meditative celebrations of nourishment. A job well done becomes a source of
profound pleasure, no matter what the nature of our labours. In essence, we
give ourselves the gift of time — time to indulge our curiosity, to enjoy the
moment, to appreciate worldly wonders, to sit and think, to connect with
others, and to explore our inner landscapes more fully.
A life savoured slowly need not be passive, inefficient, or slothful. Conducting ourselves at a slower pace enables us to be selective in how we spend our time and to fully appreciate each passing moment. Slowness can even be a boon in situations that seem to demand haste. When we pace ourselves for even a few moments as we address urgent matters, we can centre ourselves before moving ahead with our plans. Embracing simplicity allows us to gradually purge from our lives those commitments and activities that do not benefit us in some way. The extra time we consequently gain can seem like vast, empty stretches of wasted potential. But as we learn to slow down, we soon realize that eliminating unnecessary rapidity from our experiences allows us to fill that time in a constructive, fulfilling, and agreeable way. We can relish our morning rituals, linger over quality time with loved ones, immerse ourselves wholeheartedly in our work, and take advantage of opportunities to nurture ourselves every single day.
You may find it challenging to avoid giving in to the temptation to rush, particularly if you have acclimatised to a world of split-second communication, mobile phones, email and overflowing agendas. Yet the sense of continuous accomplishment you lose when you slow down will quickly be replaced by feelings of magnificent contentment. Your relaxed tempo will open your mind and heart to deeper levels of awareness that help you discover the true gloriousness of being alive.
Remember… Slowing down is better than breaking down.
So… How do we slow down?
An important part of the Zenpower App, as well as the rapid reduction in an immediate issue or stressful state, is to offer when you have more time, a range of mp3 recordings and guided visualisations, designed to enable you to relax and listen to techniques to take more control back over the stressors in life. Become The 3 ‘C’s Cool, Calm and Collected.
Try this part of the Zenpower App and see how quickly things can change to a slower and more controlled pace.