Lake Paringa, New ZealandMy wife and I recently returned from a holiday to the south island of New Zealand. As we were travelling around that beautiful country, I started to see how much we always seem to have to ‘fill in’ time, how we always have to be ‘doing’ something.

The first question we often ask someone we haven’t seen for a while is ‘Are you busy?’ as if busyness is a virtue, and that if you’re not busy you’re not contributing to society.

On our holiday we were always thinking of the next thing to do. But when we stopped off at a little place called Lake Paringa, on the west coast of the south island, it looked as though it was a place where time could stand still. |more…|