You know I was living by the sea for sometime. I saw a turtle everyday, it came out of a small pond. A small boy living in the shack by the beach made it. The boy was very poor he could not maintain a very rich looking home. So he made a very good periphery to contain a small tortoise. Tortoise,a very peaceful and beautiful.
I wish I could show you how that looked. Astonishing ! how it moved around the brim of the pond, but never crossed it. As if waited for the boy every morning, to show up so that it can start his morning. I saw it everyday, walking and my mind walked around with it. Everything along with that tortoise seemed slow. Suddenly the waves moved slow and so was the bird in the sky. The wind and the people on the beach everything was slow. The chef cooking the food for the tables & the service boy walking the corridor for the drink delivery.
That tortoise lived in my mind now, he lived in me. I became the tortoise. Started seeing everything in a very different way. I was meta-morphed. I moved out of the town & still the tortoise never left me. Don’t know but there was something that changed in me. Drastic change as a person. I felt at ease, the hurry-worry was gone. The Missy messy attitude was gone I was slow but more solid and complied. I liked and admired every moment of beauty. The rush hour calls, run-away meals and everything not relevant disappeared.
I asked myself whats the rush is all about anyways. And my soul answered its in my brain its the materialism. The chaos is created by our mind and not by things around us. The thing we care for the most, a lot might not be that important but gave us just that comfort zone. The zone that keep us away from the real life “comfortable”. I wish I could show you the way people started poking me. But I felt more strong and loved myself more. I felt more life in me. I started sorting things and you know I realized I always had time.
Have you ever seen a tortoise ? It has very different legs and it drags or walk slowly with precision in every step. let me know how does it look like to you. I know after reading this you will be changed too. how do I know? I just know its the gut feeling that told me so. The moments in life are so important and interesting its just we don’t see them that ways. after reading this I know you will see your life again. See the tortoise again and live it maybe if that is just for the experience.