No Hurry No Worry: Slowing Down


After three days on the farm I am slowing down and letting it be. I hurried out of my tent this morning to get to the natural lagoon to do yoga and I laughed at myself. Why was I hurrying to get to yoga?

I slowed my pace to a leisurely stroll.

Nowhere to go, nothing to do. Even when I have things to do I do not need to hurry and do them.

Long ago I read this somewhere: Slow down to speed up.

By this I mean slow down to see all the beauty. Life speeds up faster as the divine presents itself in the details. Slowing down we can see the details more clearly. Each moment becomes more full and ripe.

Slowing down is its own reward.

As my pace slowed on the path to the lagoon I realized I had not sat by the lagoon in four days of being here at Finca Ixobel an organic farm in Guatemala. I had hastily photographed it and then left the site. Swimming in the natural pool would be good I thought as I walked away from it. Now I am back by the pool and will begin to teach my private photography session here in 45 minutes. I did my chant for abundance this morning and an hour later a lovely traveling couple from England asked me to teach them. The abundance came fast.

We have goals in mind and sometimes that detracts us from the now moment. Before arriving here I wanted to leave the bush and then I found out that my ride had left without me. But it turned out to be a good thing as I was with my son and we had a wonderful walk to the river where he is building his new house. Wow. It is a courageous thing to do for a young man – it is a courageous thing to do no matter what the age. So we had more time together and when we got back Merlin the magician and his young girlfriend had come to visit us from the other side of the country. I’ve been told he has powers and I noticed he is a deeply joyful person. The youngsters were so glad to see him – I don’t know him so well but I was glad too – it added a new dimension to  our little band of 2 boys and me living in a big hut in the middle of the jungle.

It was good that I slowed down and was not in a hurry to leave.

So last night I saw the full moon with the clouds floating by underneathe it. The moon had a pink aura in the middle of the night as I laid on the ground in my tent looking at the moon lighting up my life. I had nowhere to go and nothing to do. I was lying on a bed of pine needles staring up at the sky happy. I was grateful that I had not left this farm yet. I keep waking up happy so I stay.