The Formula By Which We Live

Street clock in Globe, Arizona, USA
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We all live by a certain formula we set up for ourselves. Somewhere along the line we learn to filter, mask and derail specific notions about the world and ourselves. Until I realized speed would not make me happy, I thought beating the clock was the best way to live.

Not so.

My winning formula was clock combat. But what I didn’t realize is that clock combat = self combat. What are we truly racing toward…or against?

It all comes down to ourselves. We may define our lives by external matters such as a watch or the construct we call time. We might feel we are victim to our job, our co-workers, or our families.

There is no power from that space.

Abundant, joyful living does not stem from that place of lack, blame and exhaustion.

Abundance comes from within. I have changed my formula to one of infinite abundance: Time = existence. I am here. What will I do with my time? That is a question I answer every day now. Savoring the preciousness of our moments is a much deeper way to live.

From which formula do you operate?


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  1. unfoldingyourpathtojoy

    July 30, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I operate from a heart centered place of peace. In that space, each moment is a gift to savor, relish, celebrate, praise for..I honor that space by opening my heart to the moment as it is presented, I present that gift to all around me by sharing from such a space..everything in my life flows from this space…

    1. powerofslow


      July 30, 2010 at 5:44 am

      What a beautiful approach to life! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. iWil Slow Down

    July 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm


    There’s a smiley face that appears in the margin of this webpage, to the right of the July calendar. It made slow down and smile. Thank you.

    1. powerofslow


      July 30, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      Hey Wilson,

      I have no idea how that smiley got there, but every time I see it, I smile back at it! Thanks for seeing it too!

      Warm regards,

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