“He who pauses receives power from within,“ wrote the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu, who lived in the 6th century BC and penned numerous words of wisdom. It is a statement that is becoming more important than ever in our fast-paced reality. But … when do we actually consciously pause in our lives? And – do we even have the time to do so?
We eat in drive-throughs, we drink coffee to go, and we fight states of exhaustion with “fast-working” remedies. We run away from ourselves in the rat race, while the clock ticks louder and louder. Faster and faster, higher and higher, further and further because “the sky is the limit”.
Meaning: there’s no limit to how high we can go.