Time to Stare

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Mo says…

Over the last five years I have realised how precious time is. I have rushed about. I have made use of every minute I’ve had in a day. Never giving myself the opportunity to sit and stare and reflect.

When I first started counselling I was taught that reflection is the biggest skill to learn. To reflect back to a client enables them to see their voice and hear the feelings behind it. But there is also a world of value in reflecting to ourselves – and this is something we rarely do.

Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

William Henry Davies

Hit the off button on your phone, your tablet, your computer. Stare for a while at the world around you. The sea, the clouds, the trees, the buildings, the people, the flowers.

It’s time for reality.

 

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