Martha Treats #176
All the Time in the World
I recently watched a documentary titled: All the Time in the World by filmmaker Susan Crocker from Canada.
Realizing the impact of her busy and often distracted work life on her relationships, especially her family, she and her husband choose to take nine months out of their city life and go to the Yukon with the kids, the dog and the cat to experience what it could be like with all the time in the world.
They did not take cell phones or electronic devices. They lived alone together as a family in a log cabin for nine months, experiencing all the seasons. Movie link
I was captivated watching the film. The calming effect of the film lasted the rest of the day as I became deeply relaxed in the present moment. It changed how I approached what I did.
The film made me question how I am using my time. I asked myself how I could be more in a place of exploration, creativity, calm and wonder experiencing all the time in the world.
I have grown to know that one minute is actually a very long time if I am present. I also know when I keep my head empty (i.e. write things down) I am more calm. When I walk extra slowly I notice the peace. And if I do my Weekly Review I keep bringing myself present and as a result, I am relaxing amidst many things still to be done.
I am inviting and allowing myself to discover even more ways of experiencing all the time in the world. Thank you, Susan Crocker for taking me on your journey and for giving me this experience!
1. Turn off your cell phone for a few hours and notice how the calm enters.
2. Give yourself an hour to do something that might take only a few minutes. Notice how the inside rush slows down.
3. Take a weekend and go away, turn off your phone and leave the computer at home. See how your relationship with yourself and others shift.