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Friday, August 11, 2006

C A L M



Observation:

Remember my ankle? (lol) the one I injured and had the aircast on and don't anymore and the reason I was cabbing it for two weeks and started physical therepy for? Well....I started to walk again from the train to my office. But....I have to do it very slowly. Now, have you ever tried to walk slowly in NYC during rush hour? NO ONE and I mean NO ONE does! I did a post once about walking in NYC. It's kinda like driving.....there's a certain rhythm to it. Well there's a certain anti-rhythm to walking slowly....but it's much more than that too. I've read about "walking meditations" and kinda poo pooed it as some new ageism, money making, don't have time for that type of gimmick. However, since I've been forced to walk slowly in a speedy environment, I've noticed something. I'm calmer! I don't have that sense of urgency inside. That feeling that I've got to get there and get there fast and get there now like everyone around me has been lifted. It's rather nice ya know. It's too bad we learn new lessons from mistakes and often times tradgedy.
(and I sure hope I can maintain this newly acquired slowness of mind and calmness of self).

Peace

8 comments:

Bikerbabenj said...

Care to share????

Odat said...

Sure....slow down! (and don't break a bone to do so...lol)

not so common said...

you may be surprised at the things you see that you never noticed before. enjoy the stroll.....there's even a dance called the stroll...I'll teach ya so you can be ready for happy dance Friday!

Odat said...

Oh goodie, Not So, another thing we can do at the office besides working!!!! LMAO

Michael C said...

The slower pace of life is great. There is so much to appreciate and NOT take for granted.

I've adopted the slow/relaxed pace at work but will probably be written up Monday 'cuz I'm so far behind ;-)

At least I won't be stressed about it!

Odat said...

Another reason to slow down...yeah.....less work!!!!

MyHeartHurts said...

Just be careful... I've seen people pushed on my walks from port authority to 5th ave. LOL* not that I would ever do that....just rude! But I do know, that damn pace... Enjoy your new found walk, I continually changed the streets I was walking to I realized I could walk through Brant Park, it's my ZEN moment.. my time to stop and smell the flowers! Plus when it's real hot.. lol... men take the sun topless on the grass! Talk about Zen moments! lol ~M

Odat said...

My, I know what you mean...I was one of those people that if you were walking slowly in front of me i just wanted to push you out of the way!!! lol...But the area I work in (Union Square area) is a lil less hectic than other areas...and pretty too...and has lots of eye candy also...lmao...
Peace