A dear friend of mine has been challenging me to consider how I’m using my time.
It’s been such a difficult thing for me to step back some and learn (re-learn) to be quiet.
For years, out of necessity, I was always moving from one task to the next. Now, with an almost empty nest, I’m finding I have some time on my hands.
What to do with this sudden elusive commodity?
Join a group?
Lead a class?
Write another book?
Any and all options are good ones.
Still, I realized that it’s too easy to stay too busy.
Maybe, just maybe, what I need most is time.
Time to be quiet.
Time to not be distracted.
Time to be still.
Time to listen.
So, I decided to subtract instead of add.
In the past few months, I’ve realized how hard it is to choose a period of relative quiet by eliminating what I can so I can prepare for what’s coming next.
By subtracting I’m adding.
How about you?