I think of being mindful and still in relation to the notion that wonder increases as speed decreases. There is wonder to behold in the micro and in the macro, in moving slowly and in moving fast. The problem I see is we are so often in a hurry trying to get somewhere or attain something or multitask that we miss so much including the wonder. It helps to slow down and smell the flowers. Slowing down increases the chance of experiencing wonder. When I slow down, there is an increase in my being present, paying attention, and relating to what is happening and who I am with, and I realize an increase in wonder. What helps me build the commitment to watch quietly is the benefits including increase in peace, in satisfaction, and sometimes in wonder and gratitude, and I make a better contribution to the situation.
On Aug 27, 2022 David Doane wrote :