As I was listening to a meditation yesterday night, I heard Ananda say: “Spirit is fast, the body is slow.”
As I lingered over this sentence and fell asleep, I realized a new book was asking to be born.
We think we are fast, driving around in our cars, being connected to the whole world, but actually, we are slow.
Let’s see how the Ego takes this.
Have you ever had a comment of someone saying you were slow? I have. I was quite blocked in my brain as a school child. So it took time to take in the grammar rules and to be able to apply them. My father liked things done yesterday. So he was always rushing us. “Chop, chop, I don’t have all day!” That’s when I thought that being fast was a good thing.
In this book, I will mess with your head a lot and ask you to make up your mind for yourself. Do you want to be fast or slow? Do you think it is a quality to be fast or slow or if you think it is a judgement to be fast or slow?
We use fast and slow in our terminology. For example Fast food, slow cooking, fast lane, slow juicer, fast forward.
I come from the West of The Netherlands. That’s where the big cities are and where business is done. People there speak faster, walk faster and are more stressed than in the East where you will find mostly countryside and farmers.
People from the West love to go to the East and chill out and the people from the East travel back home as fast as they can to get away from the stressful West.
Let us chew on the words fast and slow and start to identify what this means to us, personally and as a whole. ×