In my younger days, speed was my guide. Get there fast, finish quick, so I can enjoy the outcome. There were so much to see and do and yet so little time. Needless to say that I was impatient and did things in broad brush strokes.
Now older and slower, I still want to enjoying the outcome. How I approach life (i.e. my path) is different – speed is no longer king. In fact, just the opposite. I purposely slow down so I don’t miss the finesse of life like change of season, relationship, etc.
Call it quality over quantity or aging over youth, I come to realize the finer things in life are manifested in the details. And when rushing, I miss the details. The process as we go through life is as important as, if not more than, the outcome.
Take yoga for example. Instead of hurrying through the motions and claiming the poses, I take my time and pay attention to the details. The nuance of my core movement, difference between my body’s right and left side, are all subtleties that can contribute to the enjoyment of my practice.
How do you discover the finesse of your life?