“Don’t rush through moments to get to better ones.”
- Drive faster than the speed limit?
- Eat your meals on the run?
- Speed read or scan e-mails?
- Race from meeting to meeting?
- Live for your weekend and dread Mondays?
- Spend excessive time on social media?
Where else do you find yourself in a rush to get to some place else that appears better?
One possible reason may be due to the concept of “creative tension” described by Robert Fritz in his book, The Path of Least Resistance. He suggests that when we hold both a clear picture of current reality and a vision for a seemingly preferred future in mind, the vision will actually pull or attract us to it.
This concept can be highly useful to goal achievement and making progress toward what we desire. It can also leave us a bit empty and dissatisfied—always seeking something more or better.
Where and how would slowing down—mindfully and skillfully experiencing each moment—help you lead a happier and more satisfying life?