WHAT’S THE RUSH? – from – Are We Spiritual Yet – on Amazon

by Corinne

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CHAPTER NINE – WHAT’S THE RUSH?  WALK LIKE A DUCK

The scenario:

Saturday after New Year’s Day.

The giant mall in the middle of Chicago was packed. No place to park. Nerves were frayed.

I was there for the sales – many up to 75% off the already reduced prices. Might as well take a look.

Turned into yet another aisle hoping for a parking spot.

Jammed on my brakes. I nearly hit him.

Him was a white duck as big as a turkey strolling leisurely across the road.

Behind him, another duck – and another – and another – and a mother with eight chicks – and another.

Traffic was stopped in both directions. And, they kept coming.

People started honking loudly behind me. And from the other direction.

They angrily got out of their cars -

An accident? Some jerk waiting for a spot to park?

The ducks continued to march slowly, serenely, in precision formation.

Not a feather was ruffled with all the noise and the crowd which had assembled.

Where did they come from? Where were they going? There was no water for miles.

Suddenly, it became a friendly crowd of strangers. Video phones to record the event were pulled out – children gathered out of their car seats to watch.

Everyone was laughing. Bargain shopping forgotten.

I smiled all the way home. Stopped obediently at every stop sign. Did not blow through one yellow traffic light.

I had planned to take the tree down.

But why now? Today. It still looked so pretty.

What’s a few more days?

What’s the rush?

WHAT ARE YOU RUSHING TO DO TODAY THAT YOU CAN DO TOMORROW?

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Corinne Edwards
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January 19, 2013 at 10:28 am

Dear Purnima -

It’s different.

I think you will like it.

Let me know. Better still, give me a review on Amazon. That really counts.
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Aayna from used firearms for sale January 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

Hi Corinne,
A lovely share!!! Are we spiritual yet, seems to be a nice and a different read. I will make sure to read it. Thanks for the share.

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Corinne
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January 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Dear Aayna-

I think it will give you a different view of spirituality. It is not a religious book.a
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Fatima from photoshop elements 11 training January 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

The title is indeed catchy and I’m pretty sure it is a worthy piece of reading. Thanks for sharing.

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Corinne
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January 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Dear Fatima -

“Catchy” is a word I really appreciate.

So many titles are so boring. Thanks!

(let me know if it inspires you to read the book)
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Kristine from gazebo sydney January 23, 2013 at 4:42 am

Nice share, Corrine. Looks like Are We Spiritual Yet is worth reading! Different read,but would love to try it. Thanks for sharing this!

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Corinne
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January 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Dear Kristine -

The book is reasonable so you should really consider taking the plunge.

Try it.
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Kim January 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Honestly, for me, every single day is a huge rush. I’ve just set up my new online business in the last couple of weeks and there is so much to do…
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Corinne
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January 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Dear Kim -

This little true story inspired me to stop rushing (for at least a day)

There are so many things that really could wait and we could put our feet up and read a good book.
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Veronica from New years eve cruise sydney January 24, 2013 at 2:12 am

Thank you for sharing this exerpt. I’m really interested to read more. I’ll probably grab a copy for my kindle soon. This sort of read suits people like me who rush through life too much.

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Corinne
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January 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Dear Veronica -

(Love the name. Also my beautiful grandaughter’s name)

The book is very varied. Lots of different topics.

As an example, look at my new post from the same book.

I think it will keep your interest.
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Sandra from Executive Search Firms Australia January 25, 2013 at 3:21 am

Are We Spiritual Yet is a must read book. I like this excerpt and this definitely made me decide the buy the book immediately. Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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Corinne
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January 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Dear Sandra -

Thank you!

Come back and tell me how you liked it.

And if you did, please give me a review on Amazon. That really counts.
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AnneV. January 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

This great story illustrates the importance of mindfulness and being in the moment. A simple event that could be construed as annoying becomes a moment of zen for those that will stop and feel it! Thanks Corinne

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Corinne
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January 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Dear Anne -

I never thought of the story in quite that way – but you are right.

I have read several books on mindfulness. This is an odd example but quite accurate.

The “moment” is all we have.

Those ducks knew it. And I think the large crowd also picked it up.

No one was annoyed. Lot of laughing.
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