Where’s the Fire?

Smile, breathe and go slowly.

Thích Nhất Hạnh

“Where’s the fire?” a friend asked good-naturedly as I hastily said goodbye and bolted out the door. Bolting out-of-doors had become the norm with me of late.

Several weeks ago, I did not exercise good judgement on a particular project, simply because I was in a hurry. I was stretched thin striving to get certain ducks in a row within a specific time and well, things just got sloppy. The project worked out in the end but the whole experience convinced me that I needed to step back and re-assess everything on my plate, which was brimming.

I chastised myself for not being more mindful of my time, energy and resources but then could not help but laugh out loud over the fact that brow beating myself was equally unmindful as well. Practicing self-compassion goes a long way. After all, our quirks, gaffes and flaws are what make us endearingly human.

As I reboot and re-balance my own life, I invite you to check out the heart-warming short film Slomo by Josh Izenberg. It is an intriguing and inspirational story that puts life into perspective and encourages us to “smile, breathe and go slowly.”

Are you ready to re-balance your life?


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