The french philosopher Rene’ Descartes famously said, “I think therefore I am”— he didn’t say, “I’m busy therefore I am”!
Over 100 years ago, Henry Ford observed that it was a distinct and observable part of the human condition to, “rush too much with nervous hands and a worried mind”.
To his way of thinking back then we were all intrinsically impatient — hard-wired to go-get — and he believed that someday we would come to know enough about human intelligence and the realm of the Spirit to create a deeper and more considered understanding of who and what we were and why we do what we do.
We mustn’t let busyness get in the way. We need to get less busy, appreciating and understanding in the present moment, rather than being continually driven to do!
So, with fresh eyes and a free mind, let’s try to see life through a different lens and here are my Top 12 Tips to get the most out of living:
Paul Mudd is the author of ‘Uncovering Mindfulness: In Search Of A Life More Meaningful’ available on Amazon and www.bookboon.com; the ‘Coffee & A Cup of Mindfulness’ and the ‘Mindful Hacks For Mindful Living & Mindful Working’ series. He is also a Contributing Author to The Huffington Post and a Contributing Writer to Thrive Global. Through The Mudd Partnership he works with business leaders, organisations and individuals in support of change, leadership excellence, business growth, organistional and individual wellbeing and well doing, and introducing Mindfulness. He can be contacted at [email protected] and you can follow the continuing journey uncovering Mindfulness on Twitter @TheMindfulBook and at @Paul_Mudd
Originally published at medium.com