“There’s a lot we can do in the fast lane — we can grow and we can expand.
But we cannot deepen, and we cannot integrate our experiences, unless we slow down.” (Angeles Arrien*)
As Br. Wayne Teasdale writes, “when we deepen and find integration of our most important experiences, we also find the common ground with all other sentient beings. To enter into this depth of realization, we must slow down and make contemplation a singular priority in our lives.”
sources: Arrien, A. (1998). Signs of life. Tarcher. Teasdale, W. (2004). The mystic hour. New World Library, p. 243. *Dr. Arrien is a teacher in the year-long end-of-life care program I completed in 2006.