“Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart.” ~ Unknown
The other day while leaving Yoga, I noticed I was, once again, the last to leave the class. I told my teacher that it was a gift of MS that has caused me to take my time and relax. It’s not that I am physically incapable of moving quickly. I was always a darter, always rushed around and still could if I chose to. I know that after Yoga I am very relaxed, I can just meander my way through the act of refolding my blanket, replacing my blocks, rolling my mat. For some, moving quickly may no longer be an option, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. My very wise daughter shared this video lecture with me, and I feel compelled to share it with all of you. I wanted to post it this morning but I had an acupuncture appointment, so I didn’t have time; how ironic. My Chinese acupuncturist, Dr. K, was talking about her upcoming Tai Chi conference, and said something so strangely coincidental, I couldn’t wait to come home and write it all down. She told me that she starts her conference lecture by posing this question, “How long is the life span of a dog? How long is the life span of a tortoise? We can learn a lot from a tortoise.” Please accept this gift.