Everyone can have abundance

September 19, 2010

“Everything changed the day she found out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.”

The New Haven Register wrote a lovely column about The Power of Slow today, ending with the quote above from an unnamed source. The writer points to our need for gratitude. I believe it is the founding principle of slow to realize you are abundant with all that you truly need.

We chase rabbits down foxholes, looking for the Holy Grail when, quite frankly, everything we already have is everything we’re looking for. As human beings, we have an enormous capacity to achieve great things, yet we often think what we need lies outside of ourselves.

Sometimes the biggest achievement is recognizing our limits, taking it down a notch and enjoying life at a saner, slower and more sustainable pace.

5 Responses to “Everyone can have abundance”


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  2. linda Says:

    The quote is Brian Andreas. Storypeople.com

  3. powerofslow Says:

    Thanks, Linda! Excellent resource. I hadn’t heard of Storypeople before. Thanks much!


  4. Christine,
    I so agree with you. I often think of the generations that came before and think that while they didn’t have the same opportunities I have – their lives were more satisfying. Their day wasn’t spent multi-tasking and rushing about, but doing one task at a time and really being present in their lives. I think this is why my mother has such deep memories of her life – she wasn’t distracted by being texting or being on a cell phone all the time. We really are missing out a lot by spreading ourselves so thin. Thank you for bringing “slow’ back!

  5. powerofslow Says:

    Thank you, Angela. Our best memories are indeed those in which we are present. When we’re not, our history becomes fuzzy and unmemorable at best. Less is more and more is simply too much! Best to you! ~Christine


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