Everything felt good, felt right. Do we have to love our children so much that we overschedule them, making them stressed and busy — just like us? She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: For many, working two jobs in low-paying sectors is the only way to keep the family afloat.
We are on our devices. How did we create a world in which we have more and more and more to do with less time for leisure, less time for reflection, less time for community, less time to just… be? The old models, including that of a nuclear family with one parent working outside the home if it ever existedhave passed away for most of us.
What happened to a world in which we can sit with the people we love so much and have slow conversations about the state of our heart and soul, conversations that slowly unfold, conversations with pregnant pauses and silences that we are in no rush to fill? I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was.
The mother, a really lovely person, reached for her phone and pulled out the calendar function.
Again, same tone, same response: After we settled in, we went to one of the friendly neighbors, asking if their daughter and our daughter could get together and play. I want us to have a kind of existence where we can pause, look each other in the eye, touch one another, and inquire together: Why do we do this to our children?
I want my kids to be dirty, messy, even bored — learning to become human. I am taking the time to reflect on my own existence; I am in touch enough with my own heart and soul to know how I fare, and I know how to express the state of my heart.
Examine your own heart, explore your soul, and then tell me something about your heart and your soul. Why do we do this to ourselves? We need a different relationship to work, to technology. Whatever happened to a world in which kids get muddy, get dirty, get messy, and heavens, get bored?
Tell me you remember you are still a human being, not just a human doing. What is this haal that you inquire about? But I want to know how your heart is doing. How is your haal? We found a diverse neighborhood, filled with families. We know what we want: Have that conversation, that glance, that touch.
I am always a prisoner of hope, but I wonder if we are willing to have the structural conversation necessary about how to do that, how to live like that. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment. All I know is that we are losing the ability to live a truly human life.
One of my own daily struggles is the avalanche of email. Our relaxation often takes the form of action-filled yet mindless films, or violent and fast-paced sports.
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We are so busy that the truth about our lives can't catch up. Do we have to love our children so much that we overschedule them, making them stressed and busy — just like us?
What happened to a world in which we can sit with the people we love so much and have slow conversations about the state of our heart and soul, conversations that slowly unfold, conversations with pregnant pauses and silences that.
We’re So Busy – Why Aren’t We Making Any Money? Medical Practice Management for Poor Profits During a recent medical practice management consultation, I listened to an owner of a hybrid family medicine/urgent care practice lamenting – “We’ve been open for 4 years. In search of lost time Why is everyone so busy?
Time poverty is a problem partly of perception and partly of distribution. Print edition wonder at the pass we’ve come to, smile and remember. erikachristensen I’d like to think we were just too busy celebrating for me to assemble this post yesterday.
It was Dada’s birthday! And not to be shared with his new daughter I guess, though we were hoping (Pretty sure in the second pic, @dizmihok is distracting him and making him laugh from off camera. Also, we have so many family bath/shower pics.Download