If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. -- Muhammad Ali
I don't know about you, but there are days when I feel like that piece of moldy bread -- non-digestible and non-appealing. It's nice on those days to remind myself.... I am good for something!
Working on my own, working from my home office, is challenging. I am out of practice. Out of the habit of structuring my day around being proactive, being constructive, being trusting in what is unfolding before me. Working at a homeless shelter for almost six years, I became accustomed to crisis. I learned to not trust my calendar because there would always be a demand that caused me to shift timetables, change agendas to meet the latest, 'we need it yesterday' demands of those around me.
Being in this place of the peaceful unfolding of my day is unnerving.
I am learning I need to unlearn aspects of my day.
Like honouring my writing time.
I have made a commitment to write for two hours everyday. Thus far, I've met that commitment. Sort of. But what I haven't done is to honour the time period I said I would set to write in.
Time to get honest with myself, to get real with my agenda and get on with creating more of what I want in my life.
Which brings me to the things I can do today to create more of what I want in my life everyday -- moving through matter to body to mind to soul to spirit and exercising each of them to the best of my ability, on all levels of my being.
Because Spirit matters. Body matters. Mind matters. Soul matters.
And none of them matter much if I don't engage all matter in the enlightenment of my journey.
To give you an idea of what this looks like, and how simple it can be to create balance, here's a list of things I will do today (and everyday) to keep my being integrated on all levels that matter.
1. Meditate for a minimum of 20 minutes. Practice my ACIM. (Spirit)
2. Read something inspirational. Write in my journal. Write in my daily time block. (Mind)
3. Go for a one hour walk with Ellie and take my vitamins. (Body)
4. Do something for my community (and that includes writing my blogs as you are part of my community). (Soul)
Some days I may feel like a piece of moldy bread, but no matter how I feel, I can always make something of my day by taking care of what matters for my Body. Mind. Soul. Spirit.-- in an integrated, holistic fashion that recognizes I cannot do one and not the other and still expect my life to feel in balance.