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Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.

Eddie Cantor

You’re probably not present in the moment either!

Ivan Decker, renown Canadian comedian says:

I hate escalators. I guess I don’t have escalator etiquette. Why do people get mad when you stand on the left side of escalators? What, you’re too busy to stand on moving stairs for 20 seconds? What do you do on elevators? Punch out the ceiling panel and climb up the cable?

I laugh because that’s me. It’s ridiculous but that’s exactly what I do!

What am I in such a rush for anyway? Why must I make it to the top first? Why is it important that I make the best possible time to work? That I load my shopping cart and make it to the checkout in record time? What will I miss in the future if I don’t push through the crowd right now?

I need to keep working on being present in the moment!


Do you rush toward some future task or are you present in the moment?