Slow Down You Are Moving Too Fast

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Slow Down You Are Moving Too Fast


In South Pasadena At The Gold Line Station


Slow Down You Are Moving Too Fast  I have been known to speak too quickly.  Sometimes speaking before thinking if I am not mindful.  Moving too quickly.  Bypassing or skipping things as the world goes by.  There's a lot to be said for slowing down.  I am definitely trying it more. Each and every day. Being deliberate. Focus.  Staying aware.  And in-the-now.  Success?  I don't claim so.  Again, a work-in-progress is a more apt description.  


The other day Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP commented on one of my posts where I used a photo of the Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, CA and she wrote of her fondness and appreciation of bridges.  She didn't mention the 59th Street Bridge but her comment led me to thinking of it as this post came to be.  I thank her for that inspiration.  Her posts and comments to me as well as others are always thoughtful as well as thought-provoking.  If you don't follow Patricia as a regular subscriber I suggest you do.   


Now back to pondering, it's not just about kicking down cobblestones as mentioned in the song.  Maybe there will be moments when you're feelin' groovy(or perhaps there are other feelings).  Life isn't a Simon and Garfunkle song as much as we might imagine it to ge or prefer to think it is.  It's certainly more than making a morning last.  There's that and so much more.  At least I think so.  


And if you're talking to lampposts as the song lyrics indicate, we may have other issues to discuss.  No more doot-in-doo-doo or ba-da-da-da-da-da-da.  It's just the way it is.  And sometimes that's how it happens.  Feelin' groovy.   Well, that's a possibility now too.    


The photo in this post was taken by Michael Jacobs of an art installation at the Gold Line Light Rail Station at South Pasadena, CA.  




Slow Down You're Moving Too Fast



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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Norma J. Elkins - those breaks in the day have the ability to enhance our outlook.

Wayne Martin -  thank you and I agree with you about Patricia.

Brian England - it's a balancing act for each of us at times it seems.  


May 22, 2019 06:35 AM #19
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Michael. Your pondering is growing on me. I enjoyed this a lot.

May 22, 2019 07:00 AM #20
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I find this so charming - glad you found more inspiration for your pondering. Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP does write inspiring posts as you mention. I do work to slow down - and mindfulness is always a work in progress. At least it is for me. 

May 22, 2019 07:18 AM #21
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


a wonderful post. We are definitely getting a lot of practice doing just that. And mindfulness is top of mind. A

May 22, 2019 07:19 AM #22
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

There are a couple of different ways to get to the 59th Street Bridge (actually known as the Queensboro Bridge) and it does have some of the old cobblestone on the way in from Queens. In a different life I had to travel over it every day. What a fun sight, to see the city once you hit the apex. 

May 22, 2019 07:24 AM #23
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- I do love the song Feelin' Groovy and yes I often find myself moving too fast. Larry likes to call me a bull in a china shop, which I can be. Being in the moment and being mindful can help us slow down. 

May 22, 2019 07:53 AM #24
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sheila Anderson - thank you.  

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - pondering moments and points of inspiration are definitely a part of ActiveRain and of life.  

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - practice helps.  A lot.  

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - I appreciate your New York perspective and insight.  

Kathy Streib - my Mother used a similar description of me as a child.  Some traits are a part of personality carry on.  


May 22, 2019 08:12 AM #25
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I enjoy taking my time doing things and getting places.  Love that song. 

May 22, 2019 09:46 AM #26
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Lee - I imagine you are experiencing many such things as you take time getting to the places you are discovering and exploring.   

May 22, 2019 10:24 AM #27
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

I know how a song can get into your mind. Sometimes people ask why I'm smiling and I have to admit that something reminded me of a song which is now going around in my head!

May 22, 2019 07:50 PM #28
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

feelin' groovie

Thanks for the flashback Michael!

May 22, 2019 08:35 PM #29
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Sometimes I look back and think I missed whole years when I was just running too fast from one task to the next. I'm trying to do better now.

May 22, 2019 09:13 PM #30
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

I always enjoy your pondering, in particular because it gets us thinking more and engaging in our own musings. Sometimes we all move too fast, and life does as well, and we can miss so much by not paying attention. And as far as speaking up too quickly, I fear I have been guilty of that a few times myself...opening the mouth before the brain fully kicks in rather than thinking more consciously about what to say...or not!


May 22, 2019 10:04 PM #31
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael, I have never been accused of moving too fast:)) well at least not in the past ten years:)) comes with age... as to commenting and responding... I have slowed down on those as well, perfect example I am comment #32 on this great post of yours, Endre

May 22, 2019 10:08 PM #32
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Oh Michael Jacobs and others who made comments in reference to me, how do I say thank you? There really is power in the rain and I feel it because of you. After all, the correlation between success and happiness is dependent on how well one is perceived by others. I am humbled and appreciative. 

Writing is timeless. Acceptance is a gift. Michael, I love to read your writing. To me, it is very apparent you have a wide fan base of people who love you and they read your blog posts faithfully because you matter. You make a difference. You're like the Velveteen Rabbit, a blogger's companion when those who follow you regularly want to read good stuff on ActiveRain. 

For what it's worth, I don't think you move too fast or too slow. You're just right. 

Thank you!


May 23, 2019 12:12 AM #33
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA - songs popping up inside my brain and taking a much different course than I or anyone else might think happens more than occasionallly for me. 

 Gloria Todor - thank you much.  

Marte Cliff - I agree.  That happens to me.  It's a reminder to be "in the now".  

Jeff Dowler, CRS - "speak or not" that's a choice and it definitely takes time and it does make a difference.  Again, I don't always succeed but hopefully it's progress ocver time.  

May 23, 2019 06:03 AM #34
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Endre Barath, Jr. - it sounds as if you mastered it.  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I can't recall ever being compared to The Velveteen Rabbit.  As I have commented before on your posts, I appreciate your way with words and your writing is a source of ideas, ponderings and inspiration to me.  Ideas too.  Thank you.  

May 23, 2019 06:11 AM #35
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I am enjoying making my mornings last a bit longer than before, Michael! This year has been one of change and focus and those extra long mornings do make a difference!

You are so right about Patricia's posts and comments - it's always such a treat to get one of her fabulous comments!

...and I'm going to bed now, singing that song too! ;-) 

May 23, 2019 09:31 PM #36
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Yes Patricia is follow worthy!

Slowing down is something I need to work on too.

Love all the songs you mentioned!

May 24, 2019 07:53 AM #37
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Been trying to slow down lately...;)

May 27, 2019 07:57 PM #38
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