We live in a culture that calls for us to milk every moment – trading time as a commodity. We are never fully present, rather leaving a wake of dismembered and abused time – swept too quickly into the past while we already begin to hunt and feast on the moments yet to come.
How do we move from a consumer of time to an active partner with it? within it?
A friend of mine (D. Rogers) always uses the phrase, “Slow down the shutter speed.” This begins to capture the sense of being in time. [being vs. doing] When we slow the ‘shutter’ we allow ourselves the opportunity to take in more information. I’ve found myself referring to these times as, “breathing in the moment” –>; the one thing I believe is a vital aspect that the ‘shutter’ doesn’t address (nor is it intended to in the context in which he uses it.) is a giving into the moment –>; an exhale, if you will!
What if we put back into each moment an equal amount to that which we removed…or better yet – more!
A deliberate intention of leaving each moment better off than when we arrived! How do we do such things?
Instead of a ‘wake’ of moments we awaken moments.