It’s Thanksgiving week as I write this. Which is kind of unbelievable to me. Every year, it seems like time moves a little faster and things get here a little quicker than they did the year before. I’ve had people say that that happens as we get older. Time moves faster. And I kind of agree with that. It does seem like things have moved faster and time has passed faster as I’ve grown older. However, I don’t feel like it has anything to do with the getting older thing. I think it has to do with the fact that as we get older, we have more and more responsibilities, more and more things we need to do, so we multitask or we go from one thing to another throughout our days and we never really stop to take stock of where we are. In short…
We don’t enjoy the journey.
A couple of weeks ago when I was doing that assistant teaching thing at Kripalu (I believe I’ve mentioned it 😜…) I was walking down the hall with Danielle and she says, “Man, you walk fast!” This was our first opportunity to spend time together in person so we were really getting to know one another. And one of the things she noticed about me was that my energy is VERY fast. I tend to move from one thing to another quickly. Like I HAVE to get to the next thing. I could laugh and say, ‘It’s a Jersey thing,’ and some of you would get that, but I’m pretty sure I’ve been like this all along even before living there. For some reason, I’m just the kind of person that has always focused on getting it done, getting there, crossing it off the list. A Type A as they say. Which is really a shame. Because I’m pretty sure I’m missing stuff along the way.
So. By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be over and the ‘Holiday Season’ will officially be here. Now I don’t believe in resolutions, but I do believe in doing the personal work. The work that will make your life better. That will help you continue to grow. That will help you stay nearer to a place of contentment or dare I say joy. In the spirit of that, I’m going to pledge to slow down, to live in the moment, to enjoy the journey, and to experience every bit of this season. Even though I didn’t feel ready for it, it’s here and it’s now….
So I will be too.
Live and learn in Munay.