Slow Down

Hello all, this blog is a very short one but is so needed in all of our lives... So please share, enjoy and most of all do what it says "Watch paint dry".

I think we all need to slow down a little and watch paint dry every now and then. "What?" I hear you ask yourself... Yes, it's boring but it's the best time to do some thinking of the experiences you have had over the past day, week, months or even year!

We live in a world that is so intensely fast and everyone is plugged in (online) all the time. When do you get the time to enjoy or even overstand the experiences you're having or had?

Lately, I have been having loads of great experiences but haven't had the time to go over them. 

"Overstand, that's not a word, where did he get that from?"  

What I mean by using this word is: to look from above what has happened to you, see how it relatesto your future and maybe even help that experience to support you moving forward. Then to understand (for me anyway) is to allow that experience to stay on the surface for others to see, like and comment. It's just like taking photos of your food before you have even eaten. You can then share that experience with others, without them even experiencing it because you understand the power of social media. 

I know this might be a bit deep but I did study Philosophy and it would be a shame not to put it to some good use....

So the other day I was in my workshop doing some work (as you do) and I decided to stop and watch the paint dry. This gave me a chance to get to grips with everything that has happened to me. Oh boy there has been good things going on, even my bad experiences are good ones after watching paint dry.  

So if you have the time... no hold on, make the time to watch paint dry or maybe even, watch the kettle boil. Give yourself time to relax and enjoy the experiences that were and are meant for you. We all need time to move forward as 'taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective'.

Jay Blades