Would I like to be using my time for other things? Yes. Am I compensating by ignoring laundry and being slow to respond to emails? Yes.
Does it feel like things are falling apart? Like the ship is about to capsize? Or the blocks are about to all come tumbling down? No, not really.
It helps that I have fewer commitments this year. More importantly, I’ve also learned to slow down. So not only have I freed up my time, I have freed up the pressure on my time. It means I have more space in my psyche for the stuff that shows up unannounced.
I am moving at a slower pace, operating with two feet on the ground and my mind focused in one single direction. My mind is no longer racing three hours or three days ahead to what’s coming up.
It reminds me of something I heard Deepak Chopra (and probably others) describe: when we slow down, it is like time stretches out, and we find ourselves with more time, not less.
Today, that means I can be here with a sick kid on the couch playing gin rummy. The cat is likely to join us so that she can get her ears rubbed, (three weeks of no ear washing is hard on our feline family members) and I will be happy to oblige.
We have all the time in the world.
What is your relationship to time? What would it look like to slow down today? What would it be like to have all the time in the world?
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