This really interesting article talks about how to slow down how we perceive time, simply by noticing things and paying attention.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/1 … lp00000009
it reminds me a bit of the drug from the newer version of Dread, which makes the brain feel like it is only functioning at 1% of its normal speed - which as far as fictional-possibly-real drugs goes is pretty brilliant!
I'm thinking I'm going to give this paying attention thing a go!
Any one with me?
It goes with the old saying about how to enjoy life to its fullest. To "stop and smell the roses" may sound cliche' but is indeed the best way to spend what time we have on this planet. Especially here in the developed nations we tend to rush through life-only remembering the high points and letting everything else go by in a blur. Then, later on in life, we look back and ask ourselves, "How did all those years pass so quickly?" The answer is obvious, they passed so quickly because that was how we led our lives. It is much better to live in the moment of each day; savor every detail of the world we live in and the lives we've been blessed with.
I once was walking down town and saw a brick that said "Smell the Roses". I loved it so much I took a picture and made it my profile pic on Facebook. It's so true, and there's something beautifully zen about doing so - just inhaling and being present in the moment.
All too true, Bob, all too true.
I read the article. Sounds interesting, but I don't think I have the time for it.
It is very strange indeed that this concept is not broadly accepted and even taught in public schools.
Here is a tool to use. Borrow some time with a 2+ year old. Walk him around in your home. Pay attention to him. The things you pass by every day and do not notice he will. And chances are he will want to talk about it. Carry that with you and do the same. You will find yourself with no history and no expectations and on the journey instead of going toward a destination.
This does not sit well with "religion" that wants you to get there and listen to what they say. It does not sit well with bosses. Our elders/bosses/even spouses do not want to see us thinking without their direction.
If the concept is shown off, it causes issues. It must be discrete and within, not without. Then be careful, people will want to talk to you and touch you to get it.
What interesting and beautiful advice. I believe I have a niece that would suit this purpose well
And I think that what you said about religion and our bosses hit the nail on the head as to why it is not widely taught. Those with the authority rule society, and if they don't like something, we don't get to know about it.
Let's gossip and see if we can get people to slow down
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