We’re in very strange times, very strange times. Now we’ve been in lockdown for almost 2 months, strangely, times seems to be flying by. The days are whizzing by and it can feel overwhelming. Slowing down time seems impossible.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
– William Blake
Slowing Down Time
Throughout this time in isolation, it could feel like time is flying by. Especially if you are running your own business, pivoting your business or starting up a new business.
With three of the five of us starting up new businesses during this time, we have been all systems go. Sometimes though, when it’s all systems go, you can feel like time is slipping through your fingertips.
How do we go about slowing down time when it is getting away from us?
Take time to be present.
Take time to sit in silence and notice the world around you.
Even if it is just ten minutes.
Get outside and notice the Spring time buds in the trees, the birds singing, the tulips and the daffodils blooming, the mild breeze brushing past our skin.
When we start to recruit all of our senses, it grounds us in the present moment. When we ground into the present moment and choose to witness it, time seems to slow down. Our brain starts to process information differently. We create more space.
More space for innovation. More space for creativity. We create more space to breathe. More space to just, be.
And time slows down.
Just as the poem describes, when we start to take notice and see the beauty and the divinity in everything surrounding us, you hold eternity in an hour.
Yes, online there may be a lot of pressure to start a business, learn a new skill, take on a new hobby. However, there is just as much value in grounding into the present moment and taking in the sheer beauty of that moment, of each moment.
If you feel called to be still, then be still.
And be fully there.
In that moment.