Slowing Down to Go Faster

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?   Lao Tzu

 

I’ve been upgrading the website. And like so many other projects, it’s taken longer than anticipated.

 

Since I thought I was clear about what I wanted to say, I expected it to flow easily. But the words just weren’t coming.

 

While sitting in the turmoil that I always stir up when in the middle of a creative endeavour, I recalled that my inclination is to try harder, really push myself towards completion, but that approach never works. NEVER!

 

So, I thought about what DOES work. And the next time I got caught up in the frenzy, I stopped, set the timer for 10 minutes, sat down and breathed. (And wiggled and squirmed and wished that I could go for a two hour walk.) And, most often, in a minute or two the tension of trying so hard would let go. My body would relax, my breathing slowed down, the emotion that had been driving me dissolved. And in the stillness that followed, I  regained my equilibrium, clarity, and sense of peace.

 

And it occurred to me that this practice, which has supported me for so many years was something that I needed to weave into how I work with others, too.

 

So I sat down and reconsidered everything that I’ve been doing, which took a little longer, but made perfect sense and felt more complete. Because we all want peace.

 

When we’re working for ourselves, that peace can feel elusive. And when we’re juggling multiples roles and trying to make enough money to meet our obligations, put some aside for savings, and have a bit leftover for fun too, it can all be so overwhelming. And isolating…

 

But we  don’t have to do it alone.

 

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