Do you ever feel like life is just passing you by?
Months blend into one another, days blur, and it feels like you are running from one meeting to another. Welcome to the modern world, fast paced, unforgiving and never slow. This all builds up to a lot of stress, feeling disconnected and wishing for moments of slow.
How can we slow down in this frantic world we now find ourselves in?
I grew up on the South Side of Johannesburg in government housing (similar to the Projects in the USA). It was very clear to me early on, that how smart you were was irrelevant, and how tough you were was all that mattered. I was a sensitive child, and a creative soul — yet found myself plunged into what seemed eternal darkness. When I wasn’t being harassed by the school bullies, I was planning safe routes to get home by avoiding the......
The human mind is a time traveler. Much of its waking moments, and even when it is dreaming, are spent either thinking about tomorrow, or longing for yesterday. And there is nothing wrong with that. We need to project into the future where all our dreams lay, and reflecting on the past hopefully will help us avoid the same mistakes from yesterday.
But while this time traveling mind is useful, and even necessary, too much of it can shade the......