Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Accepting fast, creating slow

I'm a lover of slow. Slowing down, going slowly and mindfully. I wish I could tell you this was a natural practice {the way I've always been} but it's something I've learnt. And something I taught myself out of necessity in the beginning.

And lately life has been anything but slow. But as changes burst into existence and opportunities present {a new job, writing work and this creative venture too} I've been welcoming them and accepting their fast pace and compensating by making time for slow.

I believe sometimes it really is about creating slow {and mindful} when the days seems to be playing to a tune of everything but. And it's in that slowness and stepping back that I find myself witnessing life and that clarity chooses to present.

This morning I watched my two girls playing together, shopping out of the plastics drawer in the kitchen and making beds for their baby dolls. And all I can think and feel is that I am blessed.


What are you witnessing right now? Do you feel blessed?


  1. I feel blessed every single day. Right now we are slowing down to enjoy the blossoming of spring, the birds and dinners outside on the back deck. It is lovely and the slower pace is so very welcome.

  2. I'm just like you Elisa; I'm a big lover of slow, my whole being wants to do it slowly and mindfully but it's like I've somehow been programmed (through a strict, high-achieving academic childhood) to do it another way. This other way kills me every time (I've got throbbing tonsils right now to prove it!), so like you it isn't a natural practice. But I'm teaching myself... slowly!

  3. I like to look at is as being 'present' in each moment. Focusing even through the busyness of life. It's not easy, in fact it is really challenging, but it is like savouring a good meal - worth it!

  4. Oh such a beautiful post and I agree with you so much....slow is magic! I only just wrote about our children being allowed to be slow and time to play...beautiful xxxx

  5. Lovely post Elisa. I really need to learn to slow down more and enjoy things that are happening around me (like watching my girls play together), instead of worrying about what needs to be done next :)

  6. Congratulations on the opening of your shop!
    And yes, what a beautiful post you have written. You always do remind me of what is important...
    Ronnie xo


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