I experienced time differently last night.  I know that sounds a bit odd.  Let me explain.  It was a night when I had no meeting to attend, no appointment to keep, and no program to lead.  I was home with Jen around 5:30 p.m. and we had dinner.  On such nights, it is not at all uncommon for us to click on the TV and watch a program or two (or three) we have been wanting to catch up on or to just flip between news channels.  And before you know it, it's 10:30!  Well, then one cannot go to bed without watching the first 15 minutes or so of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.   But last night, I didn't set myself down in front of the TV for the night.  I let the question of what to do with the free time linger.  Having said no to the TV and the computer, it was as if I was choosing to be in the moment.  I ended up moving some shelves and doing some tidying up in the basement that had been bothering me for a while.  For some reason, I never seem to find the time to take up these tasks.  I felt engaged with my surroundings, physically energized, and more rested than I know I would have been if I had picked up the remote or taken to the keyboard..  More to the point, time slowed down and I experienced it and it was good.  

 

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