Today, I would like to invite you to do the Take-Your-Time Tango.
Slow down a bit and smell the roses.
Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare.
Like the Confucian saying “Slowly, slowly catchee monkey” – don’t rush through your life at warp speed and whizz past the most important bits.
Look out for the little things that give the most pleasure; the gorgeous sunset, the wide expanse of the night sky and twinkly stars, dewdrops on twigs, and the crinkly roadmap on a person’s face that has many miles on the clock; literally or figuratively.
Take a walk in the forest, wade into a stream, saunter along the beach, hike along the escarpment or climb a hill. Skip, run, jump, swim, ride a bike; whatever brings you joy, but most of all, remember to dance, even if it’s only to the beat of your own heart or snippets of almost-forgotten songs!
“We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life.” — Martha Graham
Smell the aromas of the wild open spaces, freshly baked bread, and rain on parched land.
Savor the tantalizing taste of your favorite fruit.
Relish the sudden spurt of spit as you think of biting into a lemon. Isn’t it wonderful that you can experience this without the lemon???
If you can… remember to feel, taste, smell, see, touch, and hear more. When you get in touch with the immediacy of your senses, you operate in the here and now; otherwise we get seduced by the maybes of tomorrow, or the regrets of yesterday, yesteryear and life passes by unnoticed.
Whatever you do, dance through your day! (Even if it’s only in your imagination)…
Have a great week!
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