Noticing a SLOWING DOWN into Relaxation

Plants growing (slowly) outside our front door

Good Morning, God!

Last night at dinner, I suddenly became aware of eating more slowly. I could FEEL a SLOWNESS settling around me and in me. I was sort of startled, God. And then I realized I didn’t need to rush. I had enough time to do what needed to be done.

I still feel that way. It feels very, very good, God! And now I am understanding how hard it was for my Body to be on Overload. Part of me wants to cry out — WHY DIDN’T SOMEONE TELL ME!  But, of course, it wasn’t that I didn’t KNOW THAT. It was that I HADN’T FELT IT!

Sigh. I am beginning to think that head knowledge is appallingly useless, God. If we don’t feel a fact in our Gut and in our Bones, then we don’t know it at all.

All of which makes me wonder about “education” and “rational arguments” and other things that don’t seem to matter very much at all. Of course, I LOVE learning. I love pondering problems. But, there is a lot to be said for EXPERIENCE!

I have often thought, God, that a well-run company is one that listens to the people fielding customer complaints. Or better yet, gets the Designers, Funders and Users together to hear one another. That reminds me of the Victim/Offender Reconciliation Program that Oregon ran some years ago.

Having the Offenders HEAR the victim speak about how they felt, how their lives had been damaged– that reached past the Head and into the Heart! That changed the Offenders. And being Heard helped the Victim to forgive and release the Offender.

Hmmm. Forgiving and Releasing and Going Slow. Good words, God!

 

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