Cultivate14, Personal Development

Honoring Time: Cultivate14, Day 5

Cultivate14, Day 5 Prompt:

Teresa Deak asks us to question our procrastination habits:

drips her precious moments
without fail

without reprieve

we try to
capture her
to guide
to control

but her wild
will not be tamed

and this world
we have created
with deadlines
and obligations

crashes upon our shores
insistently submerging
the peace of our hearts

breathe deeply
the lessons of nature

hurry does not
win the contest

your heart
does not beat
to the demands of this world

an opportunity missed
may not have been yours
to take

a deadline passed
may bring its own message

in all that you do
and all that you
do not

you are whole
the light of the Divine

if nothing else
love this

and all that is meant to be
will be

What a beautiful way to look at time and how it passes. The line that instantly spoke and resonated with me was ” an opportunity missed
may not have been yours to take;  a deadline passed may bring its own message”

I can’t count the number of times, I have attempted to make time yield to my timelines, my demands, my schedule and it seems to do everything but that. It’s like trying to contain grains of sand or large bodies of water-a tiring and seemingly impossible task.

This year, while my deadlines may not change, my perspective on those deadlines will. I am allowing myself more space with my time and less constricting schedules that seem like I am sucking them dry.

I am also letting go of this notion that there is a perfect way to spend my time. Rather, I will put my attention into the minutes I have and trust that being present is more than enough.




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