Time was…. when we all gathered to listen, learn and enjoy the experience of sharing new products, new techniques, new ideas. Then we would have time to process the information with an informal gathering around a light refreshment table…
Having worked in a large teaching hospital, I often got to speak in such rooms,lecture rooms, or auditorium. Talking to the assembled group, I could watch their faces, and body language, I often knew the ones who would be full of questions, and interested to know more. lt was fun, we all got to know more about the other person, and we could talk right then and there about what we had seen or heard.
Now I’m told that often if there are still such rooms in use, the audience is head down with technology that allows them to be miles away, even if they are sitting in the room with you. Often there is little dialogue between the group, rather questions are asked and answered online, Therefore others in the room do not benefit from the exchange.
Time was when we could help one another because as individuals we all see and think in our own unique way. Often, a different view point leads to a greater indepth understanding of a topic or situation… and in some cases, makes us even more comfortable and confident with our own decision, and chosen path.
Time was, and time is… always going to be changing. we exists today because of the past. Today in the PL churches across the world we are celebrating Ancestor’s Day. It is a time we have where through ceremony we express our gratitude for the love and virtues of our ancestors… Services on the 11th. are at 10 a.m.. We know people cannot always attend at that time of day.. closing your eyes for a moment and silently sharing our prayer, goes a long way in bringing a peaceful moment to your day. =^_^=
Namaste – Oyashikiri