It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, November 02, 2015

Chapter 11, Page 2, Book 15

Autumn. . . makes a double demand.  It asks that we prepare for the future--that we be wise in the ways of garnering and keeping.  But it also asks that we learn to let go--to acknowledge the beauty of sparseness.      

Bonaro W. Overstreet

November 2nd - enjoy moving at a snail’s pace

A lot of things are showing up in our culture that are making it impossible for us to focus on others. We’re so self focused.

Martin Sheen

This time of year it’s important to take time to slow down, rushing never gets you anywhere but on to the next activity or goal.  Life can often feel like it’s zipping by in fast forward. We feel obliged to accelerate our own speed along with it.  Slowing down allows you to not only savor your experiences, but also it allows you to fully focus your attention and energy on the task at hand. Moving at a slower place lets you get things done more efficiently,

Slowing down allows you to disconnect from the frenzied pace buzzing around you so you can begin moving at your own pace.

Lessons to learn from a snail

Keep moving forward, even though you can’t see that you’re
making any progress.

 Always look up.

 Go at your own pace

Feel your way
Move through life slowly.
You'll enjoy life more if you learn how to come out of your shell.

Remember:  Speed doesn’t matter.  Moving forward does.


jack69 said...

Beautiful pictures, a great time of year and a great time in life. The analogy of the snail is right on!
We are seeing a hot day today, more friends have arrived and life is good!

betty said...

I like that, speed doesn't matter, moving forward does. I always say "slow and steady wins the race." Jut keep moving forward.