The scent of hyacinths reach my nostrils as I sit here on our couch, reading a magazine and nursing a cup of coffee. Normally, I’m no good with coffee if I have to do something where clarity of mind is needed – caffeine makes my mind shaky and my thoughts muddled.
But this morning is simply for relaxation, doing nothing.
And lately, I’ve been thinking about the concept of slow living (and blogging). It fits me better – this slow way of living. Not having to hustle all the time to try to “keep up” with a crazy pace that can lead nowhere – other than to exhaustion.
Yet, I see how strong this impulse to do, do, do is – it’s like a default setting that the mind has. And I realize how difficult it can be to actually not do, do, do and instead “just” be. But I guess that is the true challenge. As Shakespeare wrote: to be or not to be – that is the question.