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Embracing the Slow Dance of Life: Wisdom from David L. Weatherford and Wayne Dyer

Written by: Nick Ortner

Life can move very, very fast. And in the society we live in, that fast quality is often championed and celebrated. 

But faster is not necessarily always the best way. Slowing down can allow us to really live our lives in a full, wholehearted, mindful way.

Today I wanted to share some words that I love from a few wise teachers on the importance of slowing down and enjoying the process.

First, here’s an excerpt from a poem called “Slow Dance” by David L. Weatherford:

You’d better slow down.

Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.

The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,

You miss half the fun in getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It is like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower.

Hear the music

Before the song is over.

I love that part that says, “When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift thrown away.” We waste the precious gift of our lives when we worry and hurry our way through it!

Along a similar vein, my wise, late friend Wayne Dyer reminds us of this: 

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

How often do you miss half the fun in getting to where you are headed – by rushing and running your way through? How often do you miss out on all the gifts along the way?

Today, I hope we will all take these wise reminders to heart. I hope that we will bring the intention to take it all a bit slower, and to enjoy each and every step along the way. 

So let’s try not to rush the music! Let’s try to embrace the slow pace of life today.

Until next time…

Keep Tapping!

Nick Ortner

P.S. Want to do some Tapping that will help you slow down and enjoy the moment even more? Here are some suggestions: 



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