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Category: Busyness

When you can't do it all ...

I have been AWOL from Alice at Dawn, my fav little community, for too many days. After I got home from Costa Rica, I found myself navigating so many responsibilities that I couldn't manage it all and so, as one does, I dropped things that felt less urgent. Specifically, writing and getting regular exercise. Also, […]

The little charms that adorn each day ...

The best reason to take your time is that this time is the only time you'll ever have. You must take it, or it will be taken from you. It is telling that the phrase 'taking your time' is synonymous with slowing down. It we want to live fully, we do best to slow down. […]

Turning aside ...

"Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past. It is the turning aside like Moses to the miracle of the lit bush, to a brightness that seemed as transitory as your youth once, but is the eternity that awaits you." (R. S. Thomas, The Bright Field)

What am I meant to know?

How would your life be different if you didn't know about the issue you're incensed about right now? How would anybody else's? I'd be willing to bet that in most cases the answer would be not at all. It's not that the issue of the hour is unimportant, just that it might not be in […]

Everything is a miracle ...

There are only two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein) One of the most powerful ways to move from living a busy and bored life, a life of chaotic chores and a never-ending list of pragmatic things to […]

Thank you, thank you, thank you ...

In a previous post I shared Henri Nouwen's poignant insight into our busy and bored lives. In the three posts following, I shared author Ronald Rolheiser's thoughts about why and how we have become such harried, hassled people. You can read those posts here, here, and here. What to do? How on earth do we […]

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