Priorities are tricky things. I wish I could say that my heartfelt priorities are really the things that I spend my time on, but I will guiltily admit that is not always the case. Has everyone heard the parable about the professor filling a jar with rocks until it was full, then adding pebbles until it was full, and then adding sand until it was full, then water until it was full? The lesson of the story is to make the rocks the most important things in your life, because if you start with the water, you won’t have time for anything else.
You can read it here, if you are interested.
I cringe to think how often I “don’t have time” for something I love. How often I push off spending time with my daughter, meeting up with friends or writing (just to name a few). I cringe because it’s not that I don’t have time, it really is that I’m not making these things a priority. As long as there is room in my life for TV, Facebook, senseless shopping, complaining, cleaning things that aren’t really all that dirty, scrolling aimlessly through emails etc., then I must take responsibility for my choices and not play the role of a
"victim of busy".
I'm not saying my goal is to never watch TV or to never spend time on Facebook. I enjoy the relaxation that comes with a little TV time and I enjoy the easy connection of FB. Giving them up is not really the point. The point, as I see it, is owning my choices and making conscious decisions of my priorities at any given minute...because really, I'm not too busy to take down my Christmas lights, it's just not my priority.
Namaste my friends!
Wishing You a Very Happy 2018!