Slowing down

We either choose to slow down or slow down chooses to do us.

On my usual Saturday morning run my calf muscle asked me to slow down to a walk. I could argue with it, however years of attending to my body as a runner has taught me some wisdom. The pain was not going to be run out.

Indeed the week has asked me to slow down.

It has been a week of completions – debts paid, broken relationships forgiven, and several years of hard dissolved in the ocean of forgiveness.

I have required much more sleep – time to allow my unconscious mind to unpack and release all of the work done.

Busy is a choice. Busy squeezes all the spaces out of real contemplation, real time to look long and hard at what busy tries to disguise.

Contemplation prepares a person to know.

More than busy, more than empire building, the world needs wisdom that comes from slowing down enough to contemplate depths and spaces and the eternal.


PS. I will be delivering a webinar next week, November 6th USA, 7th Aus, open to the public, convened by on how we need to build need models to make the existing ones obsolete. (My podcast interview the week is wth Common CEO, Mark Eckhardt.) It is free. If you care to read more about this, and sign up, you can do so here. 


Photo taken November 3rd 2018

Podcast for this week, Mark Eckhardt – Masculinity as “The ability to create experiences that produce love and connection”

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About Dr Christine McDougall


For over twenty years, Dr. Christine McDougall has been the go-to confidant for hundreds of intensely driven, successful businessmen, providing them with a safe private space and incisive facilitation that allows them to overcome inner obstacles and accelerate their growth, away from a world that often punishes them for showing any kind of vulnerability or perceived weakness.

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