If Forward Motion is Life, Does Speed Kill?

It’s a whole lot easier to guide something that’s already moving than to overcome the inertia of a thing standing still.

I guess the challenge is to set sail, all the while with whetted finger hoisted into the air ready to sense changes in the winds. To be seeking and searching for guidance.

I am thinking of a friend today who is terribly productive, incredibly kind and giving, and indelibly tuned in. So much so that her life is absolutely frenetic. Forty emails pile up during the hour we share chatting over lunch. I wonder when she rests. I wonder if she sees the need for rest. Whether rest would even be restful for her.

Pace tempts. It tempts us to speed up, to keep up, to fear being left behind. Perhaps it is fear and not pace that is our enemy.

Motion, forward motion, I suspect is meant to occur at an individualized pace. Otherwise it becomes momentum, and momentum may take us past the turn, past the intersection, past the opportunity we are meant to take.

How do we know the “right” speed?

About wlebolt

Life comes at you fast. I like to catch it and toss it back. Or toss it up to see where it lands. I do my best thinking when I'm moving. And my best writing when I am tapping my foot to a beat no one else hears. Kinesthetic to the core.

Posted on July 23, 2012, in In Action and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The Speed of Love
    Kosuke Koyama

    Love has its speed. It is an inner speed. It is a spiritual speed. It is a different kind of speed from the technological speed to which we are accustomed. It goes on in the depth of our life, whether we notice it or not, at three miles an hour. It is the speed we walk and therefore it is the speed the love of God walks.
    Source: Three Mile an Hour God

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