Slowing Down

Tending the Soul: Tempo

Tending the Soul: Tempo

By Nancy Black

After last fall's Camino de Santiago week-long walk, I've been trying to live in the way this walk trained us. I'm watching daily for the signs, markers and arrows that God uses to point the way for my unique journey or life path.

Lately, I've also been invited to pay attention to the tempo of my life. Tempo is the speed or pace of a musical piece - how fast or slow it is played. I've just come back from a week of vacation in the Arizona desert, with leisurely mornings by a pool reading, reflecting and meditating... and afternoons lazily kayaking down the slow Colorado river. It was a time to bask in slow time and the renewal it brings.