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Slow It Down Man

by DW Green — January 11, 2017

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Slow It Down Man!

By DW Green

So I was reading this interesting article 12-Steps for Simplifying Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer. The article was about Inspiration—a state of being here and now in the material world, while at the same time reconnecting to our spiritual origins. The 9th step in the 12 step process was “Slow Down”. I believe this idea of slowing down is HUGE. Especially in todays incredibly quick, hyper fast paced world that we live in.

“Slow Down. One of Gandhi’s most illuminating observations reminds us that “there is more to life than increasing its speed.” This is great advice for simplifying your life—in fact, slow everything way down for a few moments right here and now. Slowly read these words. Slow your breathing down so that you’re aware of each inhalation and exhalation…

When you’re in your car, downshift and relax. Slow down your speech, your inner thoughts, and the frantic pace of everything you do. Take more time to hear others. Notice your inclination to interrupt and get the conversation over with, and then choose to listen instead. Stop to enjoy the stars on a clear night and the cloud formations on a crisp day. Sit down in a mall and just observe how everyone seems in a hurry to get nowhere.

By slowing down, you’ll simplify and rejoin the perfect pace at which creation works. Imagine trying to hurry nature up by tugging at an emerging tomato plant—you’re as natural as that plant, so let yourself be at peace with the perfection of nature’s plan.”

Thinking of slowing down reminded me of the lyrics in the 1966 Simon and Garfunkel hit, “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy). The lyrics are actually more meaningful to me now.

 

Slow down, you move too fast

You got to make the morning last

Just kicking down the cobblestones

Looking for fun and feeling groovy

Ba da da da da da da, feeling groovy

Hello lamppost, what’cha knowing

I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’

Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?

Doo-it in doo doo, feeling groovy

Ba da da da da da da, feeling groovy

 

Got no deeds to do

No promises to keep

I’m dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep

Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me…

Life, I love you,

All is groovy…

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