Constant haste makes us irritable, curt and insensitive to our family members, friends, and co-workers. It also destroys the body's repair mechanism and our immune system, leading to all kinds of minor as well as major diseases.
Let us allow ourselves to slow down a bit from time to time to create a place for peace and silence.
We can accomplish this just by enjoying the beauty of nature: go for a walk, or ride a bike; listen to the birdsong and the sound of splashing raindrops; enjoy a swim in the waves; look at the trees, and inhale the scent of flowers; observe the moving clouds and the magic of the setting sun, the stars, and the moon. Feel the warmth of the sun touching your skin, and enjoy the beauty of fresh, white snow.
Spend time playing with your children, read a good book, listen to music ,cuddle up with a loved one, and enjoy a little chat with an elderly neighbor.
The simple art of slowing down allows us to live a more peaceful and prolonged life.