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Slow Down! Buddha Is Coming: The benefits of slowing down and mindfulness
January 26, 2017|LivestylePeople

Slow Down! Buddha Is Coming: The benefits of slowing down and mindfulness

Slow Down! Buddha Is Coming: The benefits of slowing down and mindfulness

We have been brainwashed to believe that fast is exciting and slowing down is dumb. Your favourite actor speeds away at unimaginable pace in the latest flick, a lady speaking fast gets her way through the check out counter, a colleague takes pride in finishing a 600 page novel in three hours and the chef chops 50 onions in 50 seconds. All this leaves everyone in awe.


Somehow, we have been made to believe that slowing down is not acceptable. Is it really so?

Somehow, we have been made to believe that slowing down is a dumb act. Is it really so? hope you would agree that what finally matters is the quality of result. We live in the world of crises. Everyone wants it to be done right away. Barring some rare instances, I have had many clients who were after my life for the design to be completed, once we sent for approval, the mail stayed unchecked for days. By the way, I do not intend to advise the ambulance driver to slow down, but such conditions are rare.
How many times you’ve regretted clicking the ‘send’ button without proof-reading the email? How many times you’ve struggled to recover the data you deleted without thinking? How many times you felt to need to call again after dropping the phone? How many times you reached home realising not to have picked one last thing at the super market? How many times you had to start a creative project all over again, because it was not up to the mark? How many times you wanted to share one more thing with the class teacher about your child?
At the core Β of each of these instances, if you had taken that extra minute, you would not have that regret. Speed is something not necessarily to be celebrated.
Slow yourself down. When you take that extra minute, you add significant value to each of those tasks. Many love stories did not start because of the chase of time. Many wishes stayed unfulfilled because of the obsession for speed. Many feeling did not reach the intended because of the madness-infested deadlines.
You will find God in each of your acts everyday, when you do it with love. And while in love you’re never in hurry.


Vivek is a life coach, blogger and an author in progress. He can be reached at thevivekspeaks@gmail.com.


  • February 26, 2017 at 2:53 am

    cool yaar

  • February 26, 2017 at 2:54 am

    cool yaar. keep it up

  • February 26, 2017 at 2:54 am


    • February 26, 2017 at 3:03 am

      Thanks a million Liza.

  • Nikhil Malhotra
    February 26, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Yes sir…………indeed slow and steady is the name of the game……………KIU sa……

  • Anshul Alagh
    February 26, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Slow down means some one is repairing something with patience which leads to betterment in his or her life.

    • February 26, 2017 at 4:38 am

      Yes, Anshul

  • Vipul
    February 26, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Very true.

    • February 26, 2017 at 4:37 am

      Thank you Ji

  • Sanjeev Chugh
    February 26, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Excellent write up …crux is last line…in love there is no hurry.
    If we love life, no need to hurry up…Always…!!!

    • February 26, 2017 at 4:37 am

      Well said sir. Can’t agree more

  • Bhuwanesh Pandey
    February 26, 2017 at 4:14 am


    • February 26, 2017 at 4:36 am

      Thank you Ji

  • Amritansh Kishore
    February 26, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Very nicely and precisely said Vivek BhaiπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

    • February 26, 2017 at 4:36 am

      Thank you Amritansh Bhai

  • Vijay prasad
    February 26, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Slow and steady makes to capture instances and work for improvement. While fast may not make you to make proper analysis and put you in disaster to

    • February 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Well said Vijay Ji

  • Divesh
    February 26, 2017 at 5:12 am

    That’s really a true fact, we are all always in hurry. And we know we make mistakes when we do hurry. Very well said sir.

    • February 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Thanks Divesh. We tend you miss out things because of being in hurry a the time

  • Rajendra bhatt
    February 26, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Wonderful. I came accross such situations quite often, regretted when the damage was done. Well articulated piece with superb bottomline. Bravo!

    • February 26, 2017 at 5:57 am

      Thanks a ton sir. It’s very common since we are obsessed with speed.

  • Prasun
    February 26, 2017 at 5:59 am

    True u said. Best example is cooking where a little patience with little more time makes the food more mouth watering. Painter also needs a little more time to think feel and emote in the form of colour on the canvas. Photography needs more and more time to click a perfect pics with respect to light, scenery as well as background. You may say that it’s takes less than a second to click but it is the slow time and patience which leads to that perfect click. As is the saying hit it hard when it’s hot. But take your time to make the iron perfect hot to forge in beautiful shapes.

    • February 26, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Can’t agree more. Beautiful examples given Prasun Ji.

  • Manju
    February 26, 2017 at 6:14 am

    That’s true but it does not apply in all d situations,we have to plan accordingly.But anyway keep on writing.It was really gud.

    • February 26, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Agree mummy. Some situations need us to act faster.

  • February 26, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Speechless Speech

    • February 26, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Thank you Cha

  • Ayush
    February 26, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Amazing vivek bhaiya

    • February 26, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Thanks a ton Ayush

  • Ravi sagar
    February 26, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Great thought to ponder

    • February 26, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Thank you Mama Ji

  • Sandipan Sharma
    February 26, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Excellent write up Vivekji! Unfortunately we are in such a rat race that time is a very scarce resource.

    • February 26, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Thank you Sandipan Ji. Can’t agree more. If not always, the least we can do is to prioritise when to slow down.

  • Vivek Walia
    February 26, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Good read,

    • February 26, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Thanks a ton Vivek

  • Anil Soporee
    February 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Nice ! Slow & steady wins the race.

    • February 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      True sir, Thanks for dropping by

  • February 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Nice guruji

    • February 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Aabhaar Virdi Ji

    February 26, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    True fact, very well

    • February 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks Vinod. Happy that you liked it.

  • Ranjan kumar
    February 27, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Well said! Excellent thought Vivek bhai

    • March 14, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Thank you Dr. Saheb for your kindness.

  • Santosh Pandey
    February 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Indeed. Slow and deliberate. That is how life should be. It is said that the way you do one thing is the way you do everything. And I for one definitely do not want to be the one who is always going nowhere fast πŸ™‚ Very relevant topic, Vivek. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    • March 14, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts Santosh.

  • Puneet
    March 2, 2017 at 9:58 am

    An interesting perspective indeed, which leaves one to ponder. Sometimes that extra minute spent, does produce a touch of class ! Guess this also depends on the life-stage that one is at ?

    • March 14, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Agree, it surely depends on the context. Thanks for dropping by Puneet Ji.

  • Vivek Walia
    March 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Great read!

    • March 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks Bro πŸ™‚

  • Devika Mahajan
    March 17, 2017 at 4:22 am

    My grandfather used to always say, “hurry makes curry” and I’ve seen the reality in that more often than not. It’s very important to slow down, breathe and smell the roses…otherwise life is nothing but a set of dates on your epitaph

    • March 26, 2017 at 9:17 am

      Nobody knows it better than you πŸ™‚

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