“How we live our days is how we live our lives.” Annie Dillard
I have noticed for many years my tendency to be ‘busy’ and in a hurry. Lately, I have been experimenting with slowing down. I try to remember the Buddhist saying, “Time is short, we must go slowly”.
I have used it as part of my mindfulness practice to encourage me to slow down and see more deeply.
My very good friend, David Bones and I have been walking most every Wednesday for 15 years. Of course, when we began, we had no idea what a powerful and enduring part of our lives our walk and talks would become.
For many of these years, we have been blessed to walk in Lithia Park. I would have thought I would get bored with the walk, yet often it is the highlight of my week. By walking slowly and mindfully, it is amazing how many times we see new perspectives on our walks together. Often we leave our time together with a renewed sense of awe in the beauty and complexity of our world and our friendship.
What activity will you do this week that can be awe inspiring?