I’ve done this to myself. I know it. My mother once said to the 13 year old me, “You are ultimately responsible for everything that happens in your life.” It’s all about choices.
So here I sit, with two articles waiting to be written, a garden waiting to be tended (and a friend ready and willing to give me plants from her gorgeous garden), a daily commitment to writing a “thought for the day”, a walking date with a friend (in about 45 minutes!), another date with a friend for coffee, an invite to meet our favorite political candidate, a room or two that I would just love to paint (definitely tabling this one), and long distance friendships that I have neglected. Oh, and then there is that pesky (but lovable) full time job. What portion of this pie should I give away so that I can find a larger slice of peace and quiet?
Yeah, I did this all by myself, but I would have it no other way. I love my life. As busy as it is, as time challenged as it may appear to be, I am grateful for this day and for the people in it. My husband, children, friends, coworkers, spiritual community, fellow bloggers and followers, and don’t forget the cats – yes, all of it.
It is times like these that I simply spend a few more minutes in grateful meditation. Following this silence I find there are as many minutes as I need. Amazing, but true. Everything becomes clearer and what appeared as obstacles are now opportunities to see and do things differently. This is one of the incredible benefits of meditation. Life becomes simpler.
Creating space through meditation. Who knew?
From my heart to yours, Diane