Thank you, Pierre, for these warm words. I am a recovering hurrier. In some ways, hurrying has helped me arrive at anticipated experiences when I might otherwise have missed them. On the other hand, the journey itself should also be honored. As a counselor and counselor educator, I impart the following practical advice as it relates to anything we do: be aware. Simply being aware of hurrying or not hurrying is, I think, the path to a centered, peaceful life. Self-awareness, in this way, then, allows me to live intentionally, deliberately, and with decided purpose. Otherwise, I might just get dragged along as a lemming in the swift current of my expedient culture!
Peace and Love, JIm
Thanks for sharing. Poetry gives such a powerful license for expression. Grammar need not apply. Words get close to showing our feelings, and closer yet when we line them up as a conglomerate. I miss writing it myself. You’ve inspired me to take the plunge more periodically. Peace be with you. Jim.
I could teach others to listen, by my listening better. If I were to spend more time inquiring about the experiences, thoughts, and feelings the people in my life are sharing with me, it would model/teach others to be open, compassionate, and empathetic. Love is as love does..
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