People all move at different speeds. In fact, it's rare that you walk down the sidewalk, or drive or that matter, at the same pace as those that are around you. I once watched a golf video that said I must learn how to swing in tune with my body's rhythm. I suppose that makes sense. I should probably do everything in my body's rhythm.
But, how do you figure out your body's rhythm?
When you're not stopping to smell the roses or rushing to get somewhere, what pace do you walk at? I believe that your normal pace is your body's rhythm. Furthermore, I've an unproven theory that we like music that is in tempo with our body's rhythm.
This morning, @janezander was walking to the car and I was trailing behind. We walked at a much different pace... of course, my food tank was on empty and I was out of energy and she was off to the airport. In other words, she was trying to get somewhere and I was trying to stay somewhere. When we got into the car, her music choices were loud and uptempo; I wished for earplugs.
So, I asked her why she was in such a hurry all of the time and she said, "I'm not in a hurry, I'm just excited to get where I'm going." What I wanted to say in reply was, "Why aren't you excited to be where you are?" Unfortunately, I was braindead, but her reply would have likely been, "Ohhh, Roberto."
I've been writing a lot about being in the NOW. It's been a long time since I thought about body rhythm, but this morning I began to wonder if people need to have the same tempo in order to be good in a relationship. Mind you (especially you, JZ), I was merely thinking about this objectively... does your body rhythm change with age and/or experience? Is your body rhythm different on different days? I can say with complete honesty, that I don't think my body rhythm has ever been any different in my life, faster or slower, than it is now.
My dream is to be with someone that will walk next to me (as often as we can), not behind me or in front of me. Therefore, I think that we'd have to walk at the same pace. Fortunately, most of the time, JZ and I seem to do that, but there are definitely days when she's a few steps ahead.
Go forth, be in the now and do it at your own pace.
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