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Rushing around is a bad idea

October 25, 2012 · 13 comments

in Inspiration

Some lessons are very, very hard for me. But I’m going to surrender to the moment and blog the shortest post ever. If I can truly minimize the word count in this space right now, it means that I have made progress in learning to slow down.

Trying to cram a million things into each day has become just too stressful. What a bad habit! So I’m setting aside the longer blog post I was working on. To finish it would mean hurrying through it as the hour grows late — a totally joyless experience.

Instead, I’d like to sit here for a second with you, catch my breath and connect. There’s an intimacy in the pause, the exhale.

Get off the hamster wheel.

Without the mad spinning, I am always able to find at least one simple pleasure. On that note, I’d like to share a photo from a recent walk with my dog Rosebud. Since she’s deaf, we just walk. No talk. The profound sweetness of happy quiet, surrounded by gorgeous autumn leaves.

What about you? If you have a happy everyday moment to share, please leave it as a comment that is one word, a simple phrase or one sentence.

No effort.

Just. Let. Go.

 

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Darcy October 25, 2012 at 12:52 am

Reading your blog is always a happy moment for me :)

2 betty ming liu October 25, 2012 at 5:11 am

Welcome, Darcy & aw, thanks for the encouragement!

3 betty ming liu October 25, 2012 at 5:13 am

Can’t wait to see if y’all can stick to one-word/one-line comments…!

4 Skye October 25, 2012 at 7:48 am

Hitting the snooze button and getting back under the covers…

5 mamamiaheather October 25, 2012 at 8:08 am

Coffee+ muffin+ fireplace+ good book = happy!

6 Betsy Narvaez October 25, 2012 at 8:20 am

The emerging scent of rain mmmm.

7 Rose T. Ellis October 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

Warm quince hazelnut crisp this am for breakfast = YUM :)

8 A frequent reader October 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

Old Cantonese movies on youtube = good childhood memories

9 Jackie October 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

Peace

10 betty ming liu October 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Such cozy shares to make us smile — thank you! xo

11 Toby October 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

My cat the incorrigible love sponge

12 betty ming liu October 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Same in my house…meow!

13 MJ & TJ October 29, 2012 at 7:19 am

Betty,
I have learned to …
Listen to my sourroundings. Especially to those close to me, myfamily, pets, myself and God when I pray.
Remember that the earth is a living thing. All things have a sprit that must be nurtured.

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