The pace of life has picked up speed – and most of us feel like we are always running to catch up. Some days pass in a blur of phone calls, text messages, and kids’ activities – maybe all at the same time!
Author Max Strom has coined the phrase ‘near-life experience’ in his recent book ‘There Is No App for Happiness’. This type of life is characterized by experiences we are not completely engaged in and present with; a life that leaves us feeling that something is missing despite how busy we are.
Are we driven to ‘have it all’ – incorporating every activity, connection, possession – because we think we are missing something? If we continue to live in the blur of activity, we may miss recognizing the good that is already present and – surprise! – sufficient.Continue Reading