January 25, 2012

There is more to life than increasing its speed. — Mahatma Ghandi

This idea behind this quote frequently works its way back into my life — like everyone, I want what I want and I want it now — and then I want more! And sometimes that means I miss the point.

This photo is a beautiful statement on something that is essentially “horse” — something we mere humans can really learn from — slooooowwww down. Horses graze away most of their day — they have to, because the very element that sustains them should be consumed slowly and with purpose. Is this not a thought we should all take away from life? Slow down and consume the elements that sustain us slowly and with purpose — love, friendship, beauty, art — rather than burn through them at the highest possible rate of speed.

There is more to life life than increasing its speed. Thank you, Mahatma — you were truly the wisest of the wise.

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