I recently found myself at a week’s end, wondering where on earth the last 7 days had gone. It felt like the 7 days had run off together in some sick, twisted romance and left me on my own, time-spent. Minutes, hours and days had slipped by as if in an instant.
This silly meme came to mind;
**ALARM GOES OFF**
**SITS IN TRAFFIC**
**GETS TO WORK**
**SITS DOWN** [5 mins later]
**LOOKS AT WATCH**
Cool, only 40 more years to go.
So often, we just exist. If you’re anything like me, it seems to go one of two ways;
We get swept up in this ‘FRIYAY’ crazed world where we’re all living for the weekend or the awesome future trip to some place where we’re lying on the beach sipping cocktails. We find ourselves in mundane moments, desperate to escape them and move on to the adventure, the thrill, the chill.
Or, we attempt to cram so much content into our lives that in a blink of an eye (or two), a decade has passed and a lifetime seems shorter than it once did.
I felt challenged recently to...
S L O W
Of course there is no literal way to slow down time (unless you’re God, I suppose), but we definitely can take stock of individual moments and notice them. We can slow down our internal posture. We can all take a 2 second breath and think ‘this moment is a moment and I am fully here in this moment – present to the task at hand and the people around me…. there is good and bad in this moment, but I am all here’.
I don’t want to live a life void of meaningful moments. And to clarify, I don’t think that a meaningful moment has to be something extraordinary. The most meaning-filled experiences I’ve had are pretty ordinary. The thing that makes them meaningful is the realisation that heaven is in them. In every single one. The God I know isn’t some far-off, distant deity. He is closer than the very breath in our lungs and lives each day, each step, with us.
What's one of your most ordinary yet meaning-filled experiences?