This poem can speak to us all, can't it? Live Slowly! It is such good advice, in fact, it is essential to good living, yet seems antithetical to how most of us do live.
You may or may not know that my primary email includes the words festina lente in its composition. This means "make haste slowly." I actually do take this seriously and while it may not seem that I live like this, it is always my plan to do so. In my deepest heart, this is what I believe God asks of us.
I'm considering how I can live more slowly today. What about you? Will you join me on the path? All any of us can really do is ask God to help us slow down and then try to cooperate with what God is already asking us to do, always helping us to do.
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
To let the heart create for us.
by Michael Leunig