As the world seems to move faster and faster, there’s a lot to be said for slowing down. In fact, getting dragged along by ambient urgency feels like a violation.
The Universe is operating at its own rate whether we hurry or not. The basic things about human beings don’t change regardless of how fast we want our computers to be, and how obedient and efficient artificially intelligent devices are.
Relationships (real ones) still take time to develop, although it seems that people are trying to cut corners (“90 Day Fiancé”). I was thinking how illogical it is that as lifespans lengthen, giving us more time, rushing escalates. When people lived to be 50, they should have rushed more, not less!
Are we afraid that we’re going to miss something? Most of what’s going on needs to be missed, especially sit coms and talking head news programs. Speaking of TV, how can there be mega-channels and still little of value to watch?
So maybe you can experiment with patience… patience listening and allowing. Patience watching and appreciating. Patience reading an occasional blog?
With love, Rosanne Bostonian