Recently, I've been trying to undo an number of things which probably should not have been done in the first place. Bad habits, like big rocks, often times are a drag and take significant effort to remove. One of my worst habits is letting "time" steal from me.
As I have heard, there was an Africa tribe that thought clocks created time. They did not like that at all. They did not like clocks, either. I can sympathize!
Yet I have repeatedly allowed 'the clock' create time inside of me. I have stacked my work load, calculated timelines, worked to cram in as much doing as possible. Jacked up my stress levels. I'm spent I tell you. Clock went from being a tool to being a tyrant. I'm done with that!
I have been working to weed out the tentrils of time pressure from my inner life. It takes attention to recognize the little buggers, but worth the effort: snip - snip - snip. After a few weeks I am more calm inside and can focus on what I do with more enjoyment and less stress.
This is not just a matter of not wanting to be troubled or pushed. Its a matter of health for me. I recognize that if I continue to allow time to be the master, then it will steal my vitality, joy and peace. It will also kill me. That would not be a "career enhancing move", as they say.
So, 'time', you are going were you belong. I am removing your status as a master and relegating you to the tool chest. When I want you I'll call for you. Otherwise, chill.
Allen Pollock, ( Owner of Gentle Breeze Farm, LLC located in Windham, Maine )
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