Going Too Fast?

Going Too Fast?

Have you ever been to a formula car race or watched one on TV? The cars fly around the tracks at speeds of sometimes over 200 MPH. These hyped up bunches of steel drive so fast, they can barely see the road in front of them, never mind what is around them.

The crowd goes by them in a blur, the trees are un-recognizable at best. The only thing they can see are the other cars going just as fast as they are. In order to see the things around them, they must slow down to speeds so that their eyes can catch up to their brains in order to see what they are missing… the beautiful things.

Sometimes, it is the same with life. People tend to go warp speed and never realize that life, their life, is passing by right before their eyes. They are missing out on beautiful things that are right in front of them and all around them because they move so quickly.

They come home after work and eat a quick dinner, maybe play with the kids for a few moments and then off to bed… maybe taking a couple minutes to read the paper or watch the news, but for the most part, everything whisks by at the speed of light.

Our lives are meant for so much more than that. We are only on this earth for a short period of time and if we compare our lives to that of the millions or even billions of years past, then we would realize that our time here is like that of a blink of an eye. And by the time we start to look at our lives, in our latter part of our lives, we realize that we really did not accomplish everything we wanted because we never took the time.

Life is meant to be enjoyed. It is meant to be peaceful and full of bliss. We should take some time out of every day and be grateful for everything and everyone in our lives. In some instances, we are moving way too fast to even give a please or a thank you. We should stop once in a while and just look around with admiration that yes, our lives are beautiful.

Slow down so that you can look at the flowers around you, or see how beautiful color the sky is…or how about just looking at a sunset from time to time? Think about your last meal you ate. Did you taste it? Did you savor it? Or did you just gulp it down quick along with your drink because the next thing on your agenda was pushing at you?

I read a quote some time ago and it said something like… “Even seeds take the time to push through what seems to be tons of dirt, only to grow into a beautiful flower.”

You see, in order to become something beautiful in every way, it takes time, it takes nurturing and being in the right environment. We have to be diligent on our journey and realize that fast is not always better.

If you just took a good look at your life, and this is not judgmental by any stretch of the imagination, I bet you can see areas that you can improve, if you just slowed down.

Cherish each and every day as if it were your last. Let’s be honest here… we are on the way to dying… a morbid fact, but a fact it is. Do you not want to enjoy it while you are standing and breathing? I know I do.

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