LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE

All that we learn is to move fast, time is money we are told . And so we get on a treadmill of life . A treadmill that has no stop button.

So we keep running, faster , with the crowd . The treadmill goes nowhere but we feel we are getting some place because it is always in motion.

We look at the fast runners on treadmills, we admire them , we want to be like them , we create idols .

What is this run for ? Fame ? Money ? Desires ? Milestones seems to be reached but the treadmill never stops . School , college, careers … it goes on . We hope one day , one day we will live , till then we live on weekends.

We look at the destination, all the while running. Yet there is none , it never comes , till we drop dead . It is then that the treadmill stops.

What is the need to get on the treadmill, look around , there is life in the slow lane . Press the pause button and we need to reflect what we are chasing .

But when we get into the slow lane we miss the thrill of running on a treadmill that goes nowhere. Slow lane does not seem exciting, we keep looking at others , the Gurus, the idols all telling us to run .

They show off their big homes , the fast cars , the planes .. you are made to feel life is not ok if you don’t join them in the race to nowhere.

Yet when you slow down you meet life , and you see it is not about the destination but life is about the journey.

Did you live ? Did you love ? when you live your gift and spread it out of love , not out of pressure of some imaginary targets .

I got off the treadmill, I live life in the slow lane now , I cycle , I write , I sing , I meditate , I also run passion projects , what I call #blessedwork . And I also do nothing , just reflect , read a book , have a cup of coffee ..

Each day is a great day , slow down , breathe , do what you love , don’t compare , don’t judge , spread love . It’s as simple as that , hit the pause button now ! before it is too late .

Sanjay Mudnaney

#passionproject

Author: Sanjay Mudnaney

My favourite line is "Don't die with your song in your heart". Being aligned to Your 'Truth' is being in Integrity of existence. The future of Life and Work is being in Integrity. I believe that it is time for passion economy as a new world emerges where location does not matter , organisations and people will seek out passionate individuals who are living their calling and making a difference in our world. Experiments in Integrity and Future of Marketing are two themes around which I will share my thoughts . I am on a journey to explore being in Integrity with my 'Truth.'

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