There seems to be constant pressure to get everything done at record speeds, a desire to go from point A to B to C as quickly as possible. This need for more and constantly being in a hurry takes us out of the present moment. It takes us out of the love and gratitude that we have access to right here and right now.
Think about nature. A flower blossoms when it's ready to blossom. A leaf falls from the branch when it is ready to fall. There is a time and place for the natural process to take place. Think about how you can apply this into your life today.
Here are 10 reasons it's time to slow down today:
1. You can hear your intuition.
Intuition is a powerful force. It's where our truth and authentic self are exposed. We are the only ones with access to this voice. By slowing down, this voice has room to come to the surface. The more we block it off by constant distraction, the more we invalidate ourselves.
2. You can act from a place of love.
We have two choices of perception each day. That of love and that of fear. By slowing down, we can access that place of love. It's here that we get in touch with our true selves and can be a vessel of love and light.
3. You value your self-worth.
When we get caught up in constantly needing to do, we lose sight of ourselves. We lose sight of the soul within that needs to be nurtured and loved. We become more interested in using the externals for validation. Focus on yourself and the goodness you possess in this moment.
4. You build self-esteem.
It's by doing esteem-able acts that we build self-esteem. Just by slowing down and being cognizant of what our needs and desires are, we are taking care of ourselves and building our self-esteem.
5. You bring out the voice of the heart.
For many of us, there's a massive disconnect between the mind and the heart. The ego lies in the mind. Take in this moment and let go of the control. By doing this, the voice of the heart can come out.
6. You feel more fulfilled.
Fulfillment comes from within. The more we attach ourselves to temporary things and try to get things done as quickly as possible, the more we lose touch with reality. This leads to our sense of fulfillment diminishing, as ultimate fulfillment comes in embracing the present.
7. Your purpose and passions shine through.
By being alive, we are a gift. With this gift, we each have a purpose and passion. It's our job to share these with the world. The more we slow down, the more we get in touch with what these passions and purpose really are. It takes time and patience.
8. Gratitude is embraced.
By taking the time to embrace the present moment, we can embrace the beauty that's right in front of us. Whether it's watching a child playing in the playground or drinking a fresh cup of coffee, there is so much gratitude to be embraced if we choose to look from the lens of love.
9. You truly accept.
Acceptance is the solution to all the problems we have. By accepting there is absolutely nothing but goodness and love. This comes with taking the time to allow yourself to accept and internalize your true experience.
10. Your life is not taken for granted.
All too often we can take our lives and experiences for granted. We can take our job, relationships, and home for granted. The more we take for granted, the more we lose sight of gratitude and constantly are in the search for more. Slow down today and embrace the gift of life you've been given.
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