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May 10, 2011

Slow Down

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:57 am

Have you ever witnessed someone who types so fast causing them to back up and correct their multiple mistakes with just as much speed? If you put them in a typing contest, where accuracy and speed are conditions of winning, they wouldn’t do any better than the average typist.

Some people blow through life as though speed was the only criterion. I have a talented, Facebook friend who is the poster child for this approach. He would begin enjoying life more instead of fighting with it so often if he would only slow down.

The Grasshopper prompted this post yesterday when he said, “Slow down so you can catch up with yourself.”

It was instantly clear to me.

Many people are running in the opposite direction of themselves. They are running away from their life because they are afraid they won’t find anything there. And they are making lots of mistakes.

The purpose of being alive is to feel alive.

If part of us feels dead, we swiftly head off searching for aliveness to replace it. What we wind up with is one sugar high after another and we come crashing down in the same place we’ve been running from.

Feeling alive is an inward not an outward process.

There is nothing out there that will generate the aliveness we seek.

When you slow down your outward search, you discover that aliveness is where it’s always been – right there within yourself.

It’s imperative that you slow down or you will speed right past it and won’t see what’s in plain sight.

Running away from yourself suggests you have mislabeled who you are and are running as fast as you can from that scary image.

That image is an illusion – one you’ve built over a lifetime.

Who we think we are is a facade; who we really are is the aliveness we seek.

There’s a reason popular expressions stay popular; it’s because they’re accurate – SPEED KILLS!

Slow down your outward search and start reaping the rewards in the field where you stand.

 

All the best,

John

ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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