In many cultures people don’t have watches but they seem to have lots of time. Here we are likely to comment on not having enough time (but I bet you have a watch!).
We all have – in any culture – twenty-four hours in each day. There are choices we make on how we spend that time (although sometimes we may feel that others take our choices away from us).
I love this proverb attributed to the Ibo, apparently the biggest ethnic group in Africa:
Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevent living.
I am a fan of slow cooking but slow living? It is challenging in the day to day of living to live more slowly (more intentionally?). But I know when I took a day’s retreat last week (choosing to have a slow day) there was joy – a simple appreciation of living – in that time.
Can you take a slow mo (even if a day isn’t possible)? And what do you discover?
This is Mindful Monday on 19 November 2018.
If you live in Cheltenham or nearby, join Julie Hill and Sara Shailer for an evening of mindfulness on Monday 3 December on the theme of joy. Book your place ahead to give us an idea of numbers.