Ch2: Pay More Attention to Life

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Ch2: Pay More Attention to Life

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As promised in Ch1, here’s the poem:


Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask “How are you?”, do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
’cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You 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 of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it’s like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn’t a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.


By David Weatherford, child psychologist


Enjoying life is more about paying attention and meditating on the beautiful things and less about having more time.

Again, what good is “free” time spent paying attention to Instagram likes, and things to do? Not very good.

Call to action: Delete Instagram/Facebook/etc., download them when you need to post, then delete it again. Post. Delete. Repeat. Start shifting your focus to the little, beautiful things.

Meditate on life.

Pay more attention to life.

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