The pace of modern life keeps us way too busy to slow down. We can barely keep up with all that there is to do. Self care is considered indulgent and is the first thing to be eliminated when the chips are down.
The more you struggle, the more you’re stuck.
Here’s a paradox: slowing down actually creates more space. To demonstrate this let us consult the wisdom of the ‘Chinese finger trap’.
Remember the toy that tightens more around your fingers the harder you try to pull away? Its wisdom is: it’s not by struggling but by slowing down, coming closer and making space that a great deal gets freed up, and not just your fingers!