For the record: I do not like this culture of "more, faster, better" that seems to be all around us. We're told to want more, want it faster, and want it to be better than before. But to what end? What if - what if? - we all took an hour every day to do absolutely nothing? What if we took an hour a day to just be with our families, our friends, ourselves? What if we took an hour a day to check in with ourselves and find out what's working and what's not in our lives? What if we took an hour a day to just look at the sky and daydream? What if we told ourselves that we have enough, that we are enough?
I do not like the way we rush our kids off to school,
the way we rush ourselves off to work. I do not like the feeling that we
have to cram as much as we can into every second of every day, or else
we're not "productive".
The world must have a balance of hard
and soft, of dark and light, of movement and rest. And because we are so
very much a part of this world, we must also find this kind of balance
in ourselves and in our lives.