A very good friend of mine sent me this video last night, it made me cry.
There is something so powerful in this, which speaks to me as a mum and as a wife, a coach, a daughter, a friend. Why am I always in a rush? Why am I not savouring every moment of every day, because I am never going to have the chance to live these moments again.
This keeps coming up at the moment, I wanted to write a blog on SLOW. This is so relevant to me and to so many of my gorgeous, powerful clients. On how much clearer we are when we go slowly, consciously, mindfully. On how much more time we appear to have when we are connecting to each moment consciously, it is almost as if time slows down, as if as we slow our pulse, we slow the ticking hand of the clock. And in that extra time created there is space for joy, for calm, for understanding and for deeper connection.
I feel that life as a mum means I am constantly trying to hurry things up, get kids dressed, breakfasted and out of the door, hurry up! get stuff done before pick up, hurry up! get home in time to make tea, in time to do bath, in time to do stories, in time to be in bed asleep so we are in time to wake up the next day, hurry up, hurry up, hurry up, sometimes even the relaxing bedtime story seems to be a rush to beat the clock.
Now I know that getting out of the door in the morning calls for a certain requirement of things to be done by a certain time, so I am not suggesting we just sit down, drink coffee and care less if we are late for school drop off, or work, or pilates or whatever it is we have to do. - Actually slow doesn't mean sit and do nothing and who cares, slow means conscious, slow means step back and get that time pressed, stressed woman out of the way, so that I can be present, calm, orderly, enjoying and relishing every single moment.
Slow down. Take a breath. Look around you for a moment. Notice what's there, what have you been missing?
Try it, it might just change your day.