Friday, 3 August 2012

Hitch a Ride

Can you believe it is Friday already?  The week just seemed to have flown past at breakneck speed.  We live such hectic lives with everything that is expected of us during the course of the week, that the days pass by in a blurr.  Days become weeks, become months, become years, and then one day we look back and ask in bewilderment "Where has the time gone?"
We fill our lives with so many distractions, occupy our minds with so many problems and get involved with so many issues that we have little time for anything else.  It is then that we look back and discover that hollow, empty feeling inside of us that leaves us baffled and confused.  A feeling that somewhere along the line we have missed out on something, but what could that be?  After all, you have given it your all, you have achieved all you could, you've fitted everyday with 30 hours worth of work, you've gathered wealth or tried your darnedest to accumulate as much as you could, yet still there is this void.  How is that possible?
The answer is in the picture above.  We have simply been to busy to take time, and in the process we have misplaced ourselves on the way.  There is a lesson to be learnt here.  Take time to hitch a ride on a tortoise.  It is one of the slowest creatures, but slowly and steadily it gets where it is going.  Relish the beauty of the moment, the wonderfulness of NOW.  Be still and enjoy the moment of silence on the tortoise's back, breathe......
Butterflies flutter from flower to flower, but if you watch them you'll notice that they'll linger a while on each flower, savouring the fragrance, before they fly to the next bloom.  This week-end take some time out to just be, take a ride on that tortoise and smell the flowers.....

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