I’m now a believer in and friend of time. I love my work. I consider my life a work of art, everything receiving energy, from my home to health to fitness to family to friends to work to finances to transformation. It’s the system I enjoying using and I call it the soul’s goals.
I have complete freedom of what I do and when I work. However I realised that time was causing me unnecessary stress I realised when at 10ishpm I felt the pressure of doing things that one should do as it is drawing late, such as tidy up, prepare to go to bed. I felt an angst of a childhood of being told to go to bed when quite simply I did not want anyone telling me what to do!
Hanging out with Sandy Newbigging on Tuesday the 27th of October after his insightful talk at the BuddhaBag was wonderful. His Buddhist premise that all stress comes from conflict and conflict arises from either attachment or resistance got me thinking as there is always room for improvement!
So a few days later when it came time to consider night time activities, I recognised resistance, and welcomed the situation. I felt it fully, compelted the experience and let it go. I’ve decided now that time is my friend and that I’m not gonna stress about it!
'I am a friend of time.’
I realised that even though I’ve given myself the gift of freedom when it comes to what work I do and when I do it- I was still secretly lashing my back with anonymous whips for not measuring up. It’s a double whammy cause I also realised that my time system is not like the standard time system, maybe somedays it can be, but it doesn’t have to go with it. Rather I’d like to go with my own time! It says paint. Yes Master! It’s says write, I say amen! Saying i'm a freind of time, helps me RELAX! That's aboit it, but that is enough!
Give yourself this gift too next time you observe some stress arising- face it- name it - feel it- complete it and liberate yourself from it. Viola. A more relaxed reality is this close.
Actually one of my favourite things from his talk in addition to the above reminder is to relax the eyes both when open and closed. Relax the eyes and widen the periphery of your vision. It helps one be more present in the moment. This both feels good and looks good. Just check yourself out in the mirror as you do this if you need proof!
Sandy is holding a workshop in London the 14th and 15th of November. I recommend checking out his work and new book Body Calm http://www.sandynewbigging.com/
Thanks Buddhabag, Conscious Living, Sandy and all those who turned up to this lovely gathering x