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Tuesday
Jun292010

Time

I'm just SO busy all the time! I've got a million things to do.

There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day.

I feel like life is passing me by and there's still so much I want to do.

I cannot possibly fit one more thing into my busy schedule.

I'm just trying to hold it all together right now.

 

Sound familiar? Have these words crossed your lips?

Time is elusive. 'Living in the moment' has been touted as a means of capturing time by fully being present and connected to your life's activities as opposed to just going through the motions meaninglessly.

And it's true. Time spent being present to the warmth of the summer sun, listening to the sounds of early morning bird tweets and afternoon lawnmowers, people watching, taking in the scent of flowers and the sacred earth allows one to connect fully and then store vivid experiences that I can tap into during the sunless, damp northwest winters and feed the soul.

In the 90s a lot of credence was given to finding meaning in the mundane and menial. Washing dishes, for example, takes on whole new meaning when one simply appreciates the experience of the relatively benign act. Such perspective instills a feeling of accomplishment and reverence for necessity. But mostly it allows us to just be, even if for a brief moment.

So, how much time do you give yourself each day? I'm not talking about time spent in the bathroom, grooming, eating. I'm referring to time being present in your life, discovering your path. Now if you're wondering how to harness time to make better use of each day or how to make time if you're already strapped for time, ask yourself "Am I willing to dedicate ten minutes each day to myself ... just me?"

If your answer is YES, let's talk about how to make those ten minutes powerful!

 

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