It seems beyond all understanding at times, what it is we have to learn about ourselves. Complex creatures we are, running around this world like chickens with their heads cut off. Are we sure this is what we want to do? Are we certain we want to construct our lives in such a fashion as to waste energy every time we turn around? There must be a better way. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
It’s not that we actually know any better, at least not until we see a different way presented to us. Then we’re confronted with the possibility that life could be different. We could perhaps slow down a pace or two. We could pick up on one another’s thoughts and see how life looks from that perspective. We could liquidate our morality for a day and adopt another’s, like a new pair of shoes – see if they fit?
There are so many antidotes to this fast pace we live. Is it necessary? Will the Earth spin faster if we move more quickly? Aren’t there places in the World where the population moves at a measured pace, taking time to smell the flowers, as they say? Let’s see if this break neck pace is really necessary. Let’s put on another coat and see how we feel. It’s a better world out there when we try out a few different things.
Don’t let this fast pace drop you like an old shoe on the side of the road. These people speeding by are not caring about you right now. To them, you’re a blur. So care for yourself. See if that pace you adopted has to carry on. If not, then give yourself a break. Maybe there’s a better way?