Especially in the Western world we seem to live in a society where being ‘Busy’ is normal. We like to pretend ‘Business’ to our environment because we think relaxing and taking things at a bit slower pace is not good. It’s a kind of taboo. Slowliness is an ugly word, right?
But what if the Western World would take over a bit of the principles from the Eastern World? Would we have less haste? Would we enjoy more every here and now moment? Would we spend less time reflecting on the past (which is an illusion)? Would we spend less time thinking deeply about the future (which is also an illusion)? Would we be able to create another type of society? Where abundance outrules scarcity?
If we looked deep in our hearts, we probably would not object to this type of world. But it is fear that blocks us most. Fear of changing the societal, economic and other systems we have created together. Fear because we don’t know how to change these systems. Fear because we think the change is too complex and interwoven. But there is nothing to fear. If we start by giving each other room for making mistakes while changing the old systems into new ones, we will see it’s actually very easy to change. Improve the world and start by yourself, that’s all there is to it. And don’t think it’s too big a job but instead think about the quote from Anita Roddick: “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”