Imagine taking a walk with a turtle.
I’d have to slow my pace down. Almost to a crawl. I begin to wonder what feelings it would evoke in me.
Impatience. Frustration. Restlessness. Feeling like I’m wasting my time. Time that I can use more productively.
Walk With A Turtle
What if I saw this walk as an opportunity, not a punishment? What if being forced to slow down gives me a chance to observe better? To see things I’d otherwise miss when walk at a fast pace.
What if I stopped running around, chasing my own tail, and spent more time pausing? Perhaps, I’d have more time to remember where I’ve been, observe where I am, and be more focused on where I am going.
I need to pause. I need to take in the beauty of the world around me. Life. Nature. Take time to breath. To observe. To savour. To remember that life is not a race. It’s a journey. To be taken step by step. Slowly and meaningfully.
Walk with a turtle Let him lead you Take time to pause To behold the world's beauty Stop and smell the roses Soak in the present moment Think back on the past Look forward to the future. View the world in slow motion And listen to your heart Listen to that still small voice Calling you back to yourself Telling you to slow down Reminding you that Life is lived in moments Make each one meaningful.
Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.– Bruce Feiler