Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Ever feel like you are on a treadmill and you are not setting the pace? I’ve just returned from a short family holiday and the day we left I was still working, and the thought of “I can’t go on holidays – I have too much to do” was more than fleeting on my mind. How ridiculous is that? When did our pace become so fast? I did not want to feel that way while away, so I focused on just being away. There are fewer photos of the holiday, but I tried to be there in the moment. Now, to carry that forth when there is so much to do….
Hope you are having a glorious and warm summer and slowing down the pace, if only for a little bit at a time.