A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine. – MEHER BABA
Somehow, in our modern civilization, we have acquired the idea that the mind is working best when it runs at top speed. Yet a racing mind lacks time even to finish a thought, let alone to check on its quality. When we slow down the mind, we work better at everything we do. Not only is the quality of our work better, we are actually able to get more done. A calm, smooth-running flow of thought saves a lot of wear and tear on the nervous system, which means we have more vitality and resilience in the face of stress.
The Thought for the Day is today’s entry from Eknath Easwaran’s Words to Live By.
My suggestion? Slow down, where are you running to? Breathe. You will arrive! You will reach your destination. Stop. Take a few minutes of your day to listen to your heart, to listen to the wind in the trees, to listen to the “I love you” that is all around you.
Over the Years I have enjoyed and learned from the wisdom of other amazing minds and hearts on our planet. It is my pleasure to share this wisdom thought with you today.