A Lesson on slowing down. / by Micah Mackenzie

We all have these beautiful journeys, but we all do have one thing in common. We are all so damn busy these days. From the second we wake up we all arrange our days in the matters of: rise,eat,fart,brush,dress,drive,coffee,voicemails,emails,texts,work, communicate, address, forward, meeting, edits, and repeat all versions of this before your day is done.

    Recently while heading to a shoot I realized that rush again. I see it all the time now. We talk on the phone and drive, we eat and walk to our destinations, we drink coffee as if it were the fluids running through our veins. Well this is true for some of you out there. So a friend of mine suggested I take a break from Facebook for a second. Jim Lauzon said he gave it a go and loved it.  So I said,"What the hell, I'm in!" (Pssst! If you have never been on their tour. WTF are you doing?! Lazoom Tours)

  I did it and the experience was like stepping back a few years in time. Truly refreshing and it made me realize that it is important to do absolutely nothing sometimes and that be ok. We all need days to sit in the sun, or write a poem, or do some gardening, or go on a hike, or bake a carrot cheese cake with dutch apple crumbles. A man can and will dream. So I do and did, and in this time I was gifted by being in the right place at the right time. I am inspired again on a whole new level and I can't wait to show you.  Thank you Parker J Phister. This is all because I slowed down for a second. I need to do it that way more often. Great things happen when I can see all that is around me. There are infinite possibilities if you choose to see them and make the connections.


So I'm sitting outside right now finishing up this blog post. 7 o'clock light is so nice right now. I love these long peaceful shadows it casts across everything. Slowing down feels good.