🎶 Slow down. You move to fast. You got to make the morning last. 🎶
These Simon & Garfunkel lyrics came to me this morning as I set a tea towel on fire while preparing tea today. I was feeling scattered and was attempting to do too many things simultaneously. That never works. As I lifted my kettle off of the burner, the tea towel graced the still hot metal and burst into flames.
Stunned for a moment I held the towel in my hand watching the fringe burn off realizing I needed to slow down. My focus came back to the kitchen as I submerged the towel in a pot of water in the sink then promptly sprayed it down with water.
I am unscathed and the towel is only a little worse for wear. The fringed edges are signs of love and use in my opinion.
Pouring my tea into my mug, I took a deep breath. Breathe. Slow down. Breathe. Slow down. Breathe. Feel my body relax. Breathe. Pause. Realize I don’t have to complete everything at this exact moment. Breathe. Go walk outside to sit in the garden and enjoy the tea. Breathe. Smile at the hydrangeas. Breathe. Remember sometimes slowing down is the best way to get more done.
Ah, yes. That golden realization. Slowing down allows me to accomplish more. Tuning into myself, my breathe, Source propels me through my day with deep, grounded energy. I stop flitting about feeling like there isn’t time in the day for everything I want to accomplish. Suddenly the day opens up and I steadily check off everything on my to do list. Expansion. Ease.
Adapted from Instagram.