What Calligraphy Taught Me About Life
From a young age I always enjoyed hand-writing. I may have been considered one of the better hand-writers in my classroom, and in my family I would be appointed the ‘un-official’ hand-letterer for any formal correspondence.
In recent years, though, I’ve been noticing my hand-writing skills have gone down-hill. I tend to write very fast, not paying attention to the letters, or misspelled words, and my hand, arm, and shoulder get very tense, which is reflected in the chicken-scratch I try to pass as writing.
With help of a calligraphy course I recently took, I was reminded to be gentle with the process and to slow down while writing each letter, word, and phrase.
I can’t help relate this to life and take it as a lesson of slowing down in our everyday, too. It’s as if my scribbled writing was a reflection of my current life state: stress, tension, and insecurity, all mindsets that distract us from truly appreciating the important moments.
What is one way you can slow down today to appreciate a moment of your life just a little more? Please share in the comments below.
With much love and gratitude,