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The Critical Insights I Learned Late in Life

Are Well Paced in Time

By Danielle DeutschPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
The Critical Insights I Learned Late in Life
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The critical insights I learned late in life;

Like the words on this page;

Well paced in time;

Aren't always found behind a desk or screen in the 9 to 5 grind;

Or in the quick feet of a dancer on stage;

The critical insights I learned late in life;

Some observed in the dancer's ability to move to great heights;

It's more than luck, talent, or daring bravery;

Well paced in time;

They've learned what is efficient by grand design;

Always beginning with attention to their base;

Fuels the critical insights I learned late in life;

Like the dancer your creator designed...

Can you find the rhythm to fully engage;

Well paced in time;

To complete your task assigned;

Without boring lack luster and tense haste of the rat race;

The critical insights I learned late in life;

Are well paced in time.


A Few Notes About The Author

After submitting a piece into the Homecoming poetry challenge, Danielle became intrigued with other ways of delivering the message. It led her to find this page from TCK Publishing about 12 different types of poems: how to recognize and write your own. It wasn't long before her mind opened up and suddenly writer's block seemed like a distant memory. She practiced writing her first Villanelle poems (something she hadn't done even as a kid). She was eager to get out of bed, uncap the pen, and put it to the page in her journal. It was like the crossword puzzles she used to fiddle with years ago, only she was writing an actual poem that delivered a message close to her heart in fewer than some of her previous 600 word stories! Intriguing nonetheless?

One of her biggest inspirations is a practice that she started in 2016 when she walked into her first Iyengar Yoga class and since has helped her not just feel confident practicing at home but prioritized as a necessity if she is to continue striving to be an asset more than a liability everywhere she goes. She highly recommends working in person with a teacher at the start. You can find a certified teacher near you, https://bksiyengar.com/modules/Teacher/teacher.asp.

Writing this was like mindfulness with words, seriously.


About the Creator

Danielle Deutsch

Danielle Deutsch believes all of us have the greatest super power ever - THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE! Some of us learn from our mistakes faster than others. Find a slower learner and give them a lift today! :-)

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