I have been reading a lot lately. It's such a great thing to stop and to read and to learn. I've started a Time to Think by Nancy Kline and I keep coming back to this passage. During our sessions clients sometimes tell me that they have not thought properly for years. They say the experience of being listened to, and the space to think, can be pretty profound. I love this. I love watching as it happens, like something is unfolding in the brain after years of being tucked away. I feel honoured to witness it and honoured to be part of it.
It strikes me time and time again how bizarre it is, that thinking deeply for ourselves isn't more common. Often it takes something, possibly a trauma or a significant event that will stop us in our tracks and make us explore our thoughts.
I wonder how both life and society would be if we took more time to think.