I say goodbye to Eddie, giving him a hug before I leave. The thoughts I have as we part ways are ones of gratitude. I feel grateful for having had the chance to chat with him one-on-one. To get a deeper insight into who he is, into how he is, and the things he is pondering. To have had some fascinating new ideas seeded inside me.
I feel grateful that he has had the courage to follow an inclination and curiosity about time. To explore his own temporal patterns and metaphors. To go deep on a single question – one he intends to envelop himself in for ten years – so that he can bring forward a truth, an insight into reality, that will enable us all to live lives of a different rhythm, with greater connection to the beings and objects around us.
I am so conscious of how often I refer to time after I have been with Eddie. And from this awareness, and a new vocabulary he equips me with, I am able to better understand my own temporal preferences, the larger time rhythms of my own life, and to start to think how I can design my time as I continue to live.
In many ways Eddie is just getting started. Already helping liberate many from the time prison they did not know they were in, there are some exciting things to come. I am intrigued by how ideas like encouraging businesses to be temporally mindful and inclusive of their people and their preferences will play out for Eddie, Melbourne and our broader society.
I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Eddie, and I hope you enjoy listening too.