Finding time to pause and reflect will always enhance your productivity and boost your energy. As a time management tool, taking a small break, a deep breath, and touching base with yourself is something that you can count on to recharge your batteries and refresh your attitude.
However, there is an entirely different way to engage in this activity that will not only do what’s mentioned above, but also will connect you with your core values and the wellsprings of your being. This is a gift you can give yourself that is fundamentally rejuvenating and transformative.
Not long ago I wrote an article, posted at E-zinearticles.com titled Time Management Tips – How to Energize Your Spirituality by Evolving Your Relationship With Time. In it, I reflect on the deepening power of the choice that we can make, in each moment, to connect with our deepest selves. Perhaps, as Wallace Stevens wrote, “… the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”
Whenever you choose to pause in the stream of tasks and events that constitute your day … and look within, you are affirming to yourself that your time (and thus your life) belong to you. This sends a powerful message to yourself – that you are autonomous! Embracing this level of responsibility enhances your sense of your own dignity and purpose. And this sense of purpose, in its turn, encourages and energizes your own search for truth.
I don’t mean TRUTH with a capital T. No, I mean the evolving element of depth that is a part of each of us – the element that each of us can access in our lives, when we choose to.
What you discover as you pursue your own search for truth will be varied. At times it may be surprising, disconcerting, or comforting. It’s a risk … opening to your daily and evolving truth. It’s an adventure, too. In many ways, it is THE adventure!
Ultimately, the quiet whisper of your inner truth depends on the times that you choose to pause – the times that you give yourself the gift of this walk around the lake. If you don’t make the space for it in your life, you are missing something basic, rare, and very precious.
How can you find ways to start giving yourself this gift today? If you can’t, what stands in your way? Drop me a line … I’d love to hear!
Speaking of transformational gifts … are you ready to explore your healthiest life? Ready to explore and consider some changes?
The MP3 of my interview with Nutritionist and Clean Eating Coach Wendy Battles-Plasse is just the thing for you! We explored how you can “Start Living Your Healthiest Life Today: Timely Tips on Clean Eating, Self-Awareness and the Power of Prevention.” We’ll send it to everyone who signs up on our teleclass page. This was a jam-packed, info-filled call … and it’s not too late to learn all about healthy eating and prevention from one of the best!
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