Our deepest calling is to grow into our authentic selfhood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be.*
I think my life is increasingly being marked by slowness.
Yesterday, when sharing aspects of my work with some new students to the University of Edinburgh, I found myself joining up dreamwhispering, mindful doodling and the wander society.
Dreamwhispering involves slowing things down so we see ourselves and others more completely.
Doodling derives from dawdling, slowly paying more attention.
Wandering, when connected with flanering, becomes observation with purpose.
The means I use are also slow: conversations, paper, pens, walking.
Slowness allows us to see self-growth across a lifetime, in turn making it possible to bring the richness of our lifetime into a day.
*Parker Palmer, quoted in Ian Morgan Cron’s The Road Back to You.