Even I find this a bit of an odd duck. Still, I know its wisdom is sound.
I rarely think of how little I pause these days, given instant connection that technology and even my own compliance with its various processes makes possible.
Still, I sometimes postpone even ordinary and really a no-big-deal responses.
I used to know why I did this.
Sometimes, frankly, I enJOYed the savouring of the words, whether email or voicemail.
Connection via technology is a Very Different Bird than in-person connection.
And I also did this BEcause of less attractive reasons.
Perhaps for a feeling of control where I felt out of control.
What I am discovering is that responding Now, straightaway, leaves me feeling “righter” within myself. Like BEing in tune.
My savouring could make someone else feel insignificant.
And then there are times when I anxiously wait to hear back from someone…
So Now I’m focused on DOing NOT delaying. [though sometimes I delay when I sense Time helps me to “get it righter” within]
Responding, paying attention, engaging, all these things make both my Life and my myriad connections into amazing living breathing realationships.
So, just as when you and I are together, I’ll respond to your questions and say what I am thinkingandfeeling Right in the moment.
I love you, Currie