Make Time for You
We are busy; we rush from one activity to the next. I am retired and prior to retirement, I thought I would have lots of “free” time when I was retired. I am happy to say that I fill my hours now doing things I love, but I still find myself rushing from one activity to the next.
With a meditation and mindfulness practice, I pause between activities and appreciate what I have done or was able to experience. Anna Quindlen is right, we must be present in our lives to appreciate the precious moments that occur. We have to make time to be quiet and express gratitude for all we have. We must make time in our life each day to become aware of the “glittering mica” in our lives.
How can you teach yourself to pay attention to the precious moments in your life?
How can you make time for yourself?
Mary Ann Brewer
2/10/2016 08:46:11 pm
Today I had an unexpected day completely alone. So as you suggested, Peggy, I chose to use this time for myself, doing things that would feed my soul. I spent mindful time on a meditative walk, listened to your meditation from class, did a small acrylic painting, spent time reading and of course, took a nap. Except for listening to your meditation, my day was quiet. Ahhh, you helped me choose this glorious time instead of taking care of a list of errands I could have done. I made the right choice!
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Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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