Nowadays, there’s no such thing as starting and stopping. We have one speed in life…that which enables us to maintain momentum on the information superhighway. we are addicted to this speed. We can’t stop. When waking up, we run straight to my computer to see who’s written overnight. When driving, we are on our cell phones and blackberries.
Addiction to “speed” is a sickness, and it undermines our connection to the Universe. Franz Kafka said, “..be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” In other words: “…turn off your phone and beware that if you can actually live in the moment, all good will come.”
So often we feel like we are lacking…not enough money, not enough opportunity, not enough lucky breaks. But really, what we’re lacking is the courage to be completely and deeply present…to stop at the red light and forsake pace, for peace.
Because to the crazy mind, the universe shies away. But to the quiet mind, the universe kneels to play.