Daily Zen

How To Accomplish It All

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There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who rush through life and those who slow down and savor each moment. Interestingly, it’s the latter who accomplish all the right things, and have fun doing so – even if there’s a looming mountain of tasks ahead of them.

It’s possible to look at your long list of challenges and feel inspired rather than overwhelmed. You can even accept the fact that you’re at rock bottom with no escape – yet still feel on top of things.

If you’re aware of the pure existence of each moment, even unwanted situations are a way to bring out your best qualities. You don’t have to run from or try to conquer your problems; instead, you can use them as stepping stones to your most authentic life.

But first you have to be right where you are, and take one inspired, fully engaged step at a time. It might seem that if you slow down and enjoy a single task or moment, you’ll be late to an appointment or fall behind your responsibilities. Yet, the opposite occurs.

Why? Because you’re flowing with the universe rather than against it. The universe actually does all the work; you’re just tagging along for the ride. There’s a right thing to do in each moment. Slowing down allows you to be aware of it.

Also, you no longer treat life as a battle that must be conquered as quickly as possible because even the challenges are enjoyed or utilized.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu