The first horizon is dominated by the quantitive sense of time as duration, a limited resource. […] By contrast, the third horizon is characterised by a qualitative awareness of time as a defining moment, a moment of decision. […] the second horizon is a committed choice in the context of the moment, and attempt to capture the flow.*
All three horizons are present to us right now: the first horizon of how we have always done things, the third horizon of different future possibilities and the second horizon of capturing and giving form to this future.
This may be something within society, within our work or within our personal lives.
Our overwhelming experience is that we’re likely to give more time to the first horizon of how things have always been when we need to slow down and pay attention to what can be.
(*From Bill Sharpe’s Three Horizons.)