Find a Place to Slow Down

Curt on Meditation:

I don’t mean wrap yourself in a pretzel and contemplate the sound of one hand clapping meditation. I mean a simple slowing down and centering.

Slowing down, I realized/remembered last night, can be as simple as removing yourself from all the “normal” stuff. At home, at the office, even camping with the Scouts, wherever I am I always have something to do.

Last night on my way to meet John I decided at the last moment to take a Marta train downtown instead of driving. I hadn’t brought a book, magazine or anything since I had been planning on driving. So I had about 20 minutes each way to just… sit. Look at the sky going by. Think.

I guess it could even be called meditating, I don’t know.

What I do know is that between those two trips, my conversation with John and later with Drew, I think I’ve a little clearer focus on where I want to go with my career.