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Cut… Pause… Reset…

Life is only speeding up, not slowing down.

Some would argue that the ‘RUSH’ is no more a trend to follow to become the best at what you do, but rather has become a habit. We try to avoid what we don’t want to feel; physical, emotional and spiritual pain.


Yes, the rushed movement is a distraction to feelings that cause us dis-ease and discomfort, but we don’t take the necessary time to get healed. Instead we fillup our time with doing stuff that dehumanize and demoralize us because we are in search of other’s approval. We want to be noticed, appreciated and loved. In doing so we create social followings and become backstabbing tyrants just to hear that we are good enough for other people.

Maby it is false perceptions?

We have all heard somewhere that the grass is greener on the other side or the future is better than now. We race against the clock, pushing against time. We try not to blink or think about anything else and we keep our minds on the successes yet to come. But one day we wake up and we realize that they all lied to us. The
future is not better than the past and the grass is not greener on the other side. No! We start to question ourselves. What did I do wrong? Maybe I could’ve worked a bit harder!
Eventually, we figure out that someone was always a few steps in front. They burned the green grass fields while you were running the rat race focused on your job.

Stop and take a breath. Invite some space in. Take a moment to experience the wonders of life around you.

What’s the rush? We want to cram in as much as we can and be productive, but at what cost?
To be present is to fully inhabit the moment, to slow down and pay attention to everything around us.

Let go of the rush. Capture the higher states, like joy, connection and love. It takes courage to live, but it happens when we slow down and find inner stillness.

CBRE has created the perfect opportunity to take our minds of the modern day rush… 2019 will mark the 11th annual global Urban Photographer of the Year competition “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.” This competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers who will capture the moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life.

Entries are free and the overall global winner will be awarded with a special photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend.

Theme: Moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life.

Enter at:

Written by – PG Mulder / Photography by – PG Mulder

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