Slow and Steady
On my way to the office this morning I ended up behind an elderly woman who was driving slow, really slow. We were on a two-way road with no passing lanes and though I was in a hurry she was not. 35 MPH in a 45 MPH was her chosen speed as we ambled down the road. We approached a major intersection, the traffic light was green and I anticipated getting through it in time. However, the creeping driver decelerated and the light turned red. Argh! To add insult to injury the woman navigated into a turning lane and instantly received a green arrow. “Sigh.” I watched her continue on her way as I just sat there.
After an exaggerated, exasperated, exhaled breath, I inhaled deeply and was reminded that we have little choice over the pace of life. Our journey has its own timing and unfolds incrementally, one stage, one season at a time. Wisdom teaches us to accept life’s speed and our powerlessness to make it go faster or slower.
Posted on March 16, 2016, in Mindfulness and tagged ##timing, #accept, #choice, #exaggerate, #exasperated, #incrementally, #inhale#, #journey, #life, #onestage, #pace, #powerlessness#faster, #season, #slower, #speed, #teach, #time, #unfolds, #wisdom, breath, exhale. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.