"Time is a relentless river. It rages on, a respecter of no one. And this, this the only way to slow time: When I fully enter time's swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. I can slow the torrent by being all here."
"Giving thanks for one thousand things is ultimately an invitation to slow time down with the weight of full attention."
Maybe your days are slow and relaxing. But in my neck of the woods, even with just the two of us, all of our moments seem to whirl by at the speed of sound. I have blurred the moments into one unholy smear. I do it, still do it. The seconds on the clock keep ticking.
But I hunger for something different. For more fulfillment in these moments. I don't need more time, but enough time. To take the moments I have been given and see that the wonder is here. The beauty of God is here, in these moments of making lunches, and drives to work, and little tubes and research.
When I open my eyes and notice, and give full attention, I see the gifts. I see the glory; I open wide and receive.
reasons to celebrate
a year of work and a job I enjoy
football games on tv
the promise of fall
new dawns and new days
a comfy bed
a good nights rest.
my list is growing, my heart is changing
and time is slowing