It occurred to me today that there’s not much point in having a blog if once in a while you can’t rant a little bit. So…. there’s two things that have been on my mind lately and been annoying me. The first thing has to do with a series of webinars that I’ve been listening to. This is actually a really great series entitled Divine Feminine Entrepreneurship and I’ve really enjoyed listening to the webinars. I’ve taken a lot of notes and I’ve learned a lot. The part that bothers me is that in the two and half weeks that I have been listening to these all of a sudden, free webinars are popping out everywhere. It just seems that if one person has a good idea about something, within days a hundred people have grabbed the idea and run with it. I just wish someone could come up with a good idea, put it to use and the rest of the world would just let it be their idea for, you know, a day – a week – maybe even a month. Let someone run with their own idea without copying it right left and center for goodness sakes.
And, am I the only one who’s tired of the two-minute miracle? You’ve seen them, a whole slew of advertisements for success in 2 minutes. Learn to meditate in 2 minutes a day. You can lose weight by exercising 2 minutes a day. You only need to sleep 2 minutes a day to do well In 2 minutes a day we can teach you to handle stress. I haven’t checked but probably somewhere online someone is advertising the two-minute orgasm. Because, oh my goodness, there would be something really really wrong about making love for an hour or two hours when you could just do it all in 2 minutes. And meditation? Why sit in silence for 30 minutes? Why have the benefit of quieting your mind, of listening, of being, for 30 minutes a day when in just 2 minutes a day you could have the same results. Those silly gurus and monks and people from all walks of life who meditate – some of them for an hour two hours a day – why they’re just wasting their time ! Don’t they realize that in only two minutes a day you can have all the benefits of real meditation?
People! The last thing we need in our stressed-out world is more speed. We don’t need to learn to do more things more quickly and we will not get better results by doing so. What we need to do is to slow down. To slow our thinking down. To slow our life down. To walk through the day instead of running. To let our bodies be still instead of always having our heart pound because were walking and running and doing at breakneck speed. Pause. Breathe in, breathe out. Take time out – take it slow. Take it easy. Nothing worthwhile happens in two minutes. Take time to live.
(this post brought to you by my new software Dragon Naturally Speaking i.e. I dictated the post and the computer did the typing)