Slowing down to a chilled pace

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In the early years of the last decade, I visited Zimbabwe several times. Robert Mugabe was still very much in control of the nation’s government. Many of my London based friends and associates thought I was doing something risky. In actual fact, I loved being in Harare in particular, and whenever I returned to London, I isolated myself for as long as possible, to maintain a chilled state of mind.

Due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, millions of folks around the world have to slow down at present. Naturally, some will find the process easier than others.

I was stuck in a lift once. The lift stopped in between floors, and all I could do was press the alarm button and wait for assistance. Initially I panicked, but after a while, I worked out that it would make more sense to calm myself down and be patient. Eventually the moment passed.

Is there any point in getting riled up about having to stay at home?

After struggling for a while, most of us will simply accept the different pace of life. It will be interesting to see how we adapt to change yet again, when circumstances return to “normal”.