Sunday, June 13, 2004

Subtle Solution to Time Management

by Asim Jalis

Slow time down. Don't move fast, slow time instead. Slow your mind so that each moment takes forever. Focus on the moment, be sensitive to its nuances, immerse yourself in it, focus on each breath as it goes in and out. Focus on your breath instead of what you are doing, and your inner mind will take care of what you are try to do. Focus your outer mind on slowing down time and then you will see your inner mind speed up. I prefer the terms inner and outer mind to to Tim Gallwey's terms self 2 and self 1 (The Inner Game of Tennis). Self 2 and self 1 sound so numerical, so sequential, logical; they sound like poorly chosen variable names in hurriedly written object-oriented code.