The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on September 24, 2013, under Time After Time.
Morning comes. Evening comes. But from where? Time management is generally focused on what we do with our mornings, afternoons and evenings … but as for what they are, well, that’s another question entirely.
Today, I awoke to one of those beautiful, clear September days that I associate with life in New Hampshire. You can just hear the crack and taste the juice as you imagine biting into a Northern Spy apple … can’t you?
Morning comes. Evening comes. When you are quiet you hear the clock ticking. You see the morning light move up the windowpane, then down. Something is happening … but what? Something is moving, but what?
Whether we measure our days by clock increments or the position of the sun … we all exist in time. But what is it?
Here are a few things we know about time:
As I think about time’s mysteries this day, I think about a poem by Emily Dickinson that I recently heard on The Writer’s Almanac – one of my favorites:
Will there really be a ‘Morning’?
by Emily Dickinson
Will there really be a “Morning”?
Is there such a thing as “Day”?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?
Has it feet like Water lilies?
Has it feathers like a Bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?
Oh some Scholar! Oh some Sailor!
Oh some Wise Man from the skies!
Please to tell a little Pilgrim
Where the place called “Morning” lies!
So, while time management tips are very useful and important, they are aimed at enhancing productivity and effectiveness. And I see the ultimate goal of Heart-Based Time Management™ as slightly different. It is definitely about those things, AND it’s about deepening and expanding your experience of your moments.
Slowing down and letting the mysteries sweep over us, from time to time, connects us with our hearts and the wellsprings of our energy. So, Heart-Based Time Management™ offers answers, when it comes to efficiency and effectiveness, and it offers compelling questions, when it comes to time’s mysteries.
How do you feel about the questions? Breathe deep and let them open up for you. What words and images come to mind when you consider the place where morning lies?
Let’s explore time together …
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