You’ve heard most of these “slow down” sayings:

  • Stop and smell the roses.
  • Wake up and smell the coffee. 
  • Be still and know…
  • Wherever you go there you are. 
  • Get back to your roots.
  • Take off your shoes and stay a while.
  • Remove your sandals from your feet; you’re standing on holy ground.

I really like the last saying. So, I do it right now in the middle of writing you.

I take my shoes (and socks) off and stand up in the side yard, where I’m writing. Wiggling my toes a bit, I consciously feel the ground under my feet.

And, it works! The place where I am standing is not the place where I was or where I will be. It is where I am, right now, in the present. It is a special space and place—right now. 

If you want to go ahead, “knock your socks off.” Get barefoot, and feel the present—right under the soles of your feet!

Later, please write and let me know about the impressions of your soles on your soul. I’d love to read about them. 

Best re-Arghs,
Cap’n John