Slow Down, You Move Too Fast!

This week’s mindfulness exercise comes from Yoga Journal.  
Our culture, our jobs and our lifestyles demand that we be efficient, multi-tasking, schedule-savvy superheroes.  This is the exact opposite of what we are trying to accomplish with a mindfulness practice!  Mindfulness means slowing down, noticing and savoring the beauty and abundance of each moment, focusing intently on one thing at a time, and acting out of knowledge and understanding.
How can we keep pace with society and live with mindfulness?  It is possible!
Yoga Journal suggests: Ask yourself: Am I rushing because I'm under stress or am I under stress because I'm rushing? Is it always necessary to hurry so much? Would you be able to run your life just as effectively at a slower pace?
Often, I find that when I slow down, I am more focused and better able to manage my schedule, tasks and even the unexpected twists that each day inevitably brings!