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 .