Time… do you have enough of it?
We all need time for family. Time for friends. Time for commitments. Time for housework. Time for garden work – Time to work on ourselves. We need time for things like going to the doctor, plucking our eyebrows… all these things take time. It seems so difficult to strike the right balance… Doesn’t it seem that some area of our lives is always screaming for more time. We all have our own strategies for dealing with the time issue.
But most of the time, our efforts are pretty piecemeal. What I do is ration out my time… a little here, a little there, there and there… but I can tell this is not working so well. I always feel pressed for time.
So I’ve decided to take some time off. I am going to take myself out of commission for a while. I am going on retreat for two weeks. A friend of mine did this a couple of years ago and she emerged energized and refreshed.
From April 21 – May 05… I will drop off the face of the earth. No phone calls, no email, no visiting, no social interaction of any kind.
What will I do during this time period?
I have spent my days stringing
and unstringing my instrument
while the song I came to sing
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold,
Those of you who don’t know me very well may think I am self-indulgent. Those who know me are likely thinking that this will be impossible for me to pull off. Those who have a life similar to mine perhaps wonder if maybe they might try this too…
Time will tell…