The Pace of Life

Is it just me or has life gotten really fast?

It’s so evident around this time of year. Right when we land on Black Friday, it seems like the lightspeedbutton gets pushed, and we instantly go into hyper-mode, even though we were probably moving pretty quickly in the first place.

What’s with all of this speed?

I frequently ask this question to guests staying at Miraval Resort and Spa, where I serve as medical director for Integrative Wellness programs. People come to Miraval “to get away from it all” and find a place of quiet calm. We give them permission to turn off their cell phones, computers, even the television, and for a time, to simply be in the present moment.

It’s often liberating.

As we sit together, often around a fire, I pose this question to guests:

How did life get so darn fast?

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1 Comment

  1. Wow! I really would like to know the answer to that question—”How did life get so darn fast?” I just wrote about this question today, and then popped into the “mindful” Reader and stumbled upon your post. Thanks for asking it—we are, all of us, being mindful of our pacing through life. There is actually some science behind this question. The mind works is wondrous ways.

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