Can We Slow Time?
Often we hear statements like - time flies or can we slow the hands of time? It's a question that has intrigued me for some time. Recently in Japan, I was browsing a department store when an announcement was made that the store was closing. As I was one of the last to leave the store, I noticed the store staff going to the front of their department and bowing. It was a way to signal and pay thanks to the day. Creating a moment in the day could be a way to slow time down. As the year goes on, you remember the passing of time by the significant moments you created - holidays, weddings, wins and losses. Why not create a moment every day? Most of us awake to a social feed, rush through breakfast and head out the door into a blur of meetings, emails, messages and posts. Many of us power through the day and end it with our phones in our fist, only to get some shut-eye before we do it all again the next day. At the start or end of the day pause for 20 seconds to reflect, give thanks, consider the highlights, appreciate the fact that you are above the dirt. While in Hawaii at sunset, the empty beach suddenly became full. As the sun dropped below the horizon, I heard people cheering and applauding. They're showing their gratitude and appreciation for a day gone by. © GB
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