Reading too Fast

dreamstime_xs_72535759I’m a fast reader; I always have been.  There are good aspects to this.  I can read many books in a short period of time and I can grasp the overall stories well.  The drawback is that I miss many of the details.  I don’t pick up on all the subtleties of the book.

Sometimes I think we do this with life.  We go too fast.  We rush through to see what happens, to get to the end.  In the process, we miss out on the little things, the details, that make life worthwhile.

At least with books, we can go back and re-read them to experience the things we missed the first time.  We can’t do that with life.  Once an experience is over, it’s over.  We can remember it, but we can’t relive it.

Would your life be richer if you slowed down a bit and savored all that was happening in the moment?