Time Holds Everything, and It Holds You, Too

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Time holds everything

Time holds everything. What do I mean by that?

Well, like the air, time is one of the mediums in which we live our lives.

Everything that we experience exists in time. That includes the joyous wonder of births and beginnings, and the horror and loss of tragedies.

What a year this has been…

It is hard to know what to say or do or write when confronted with the difficult losses that so many have experienced this year, and continue to experience.

Even if we are not directly affected, we can relate as fellow humans.

We feel all sorts of feelings.  Maybe we are shaken to our core. And maybe we have trouble sleeping. Perhaps we cannot wrap our minds around the enormity of what is happening in the world.

Sometimes it feels relentless.

Something terrible is happening or has happened, and there is no going back.  What ifs haunt our thoughts, as we look toward a future that has been changed, irretrievably.

Time can feel like an enemy in those moments.

We may feel powerless, facing that future that looks so painful and empty, yet looms.  It is coming toward us and we can’t stop it, even as we struggle to find our footing.

Time holds everything.

Because we are mortal, living our fragile and precious lives in the flow of time, we all feel the ripples of things like this current pandemic.  The losses and griefs that we have experienced (or that we fear) are awakened and heightened.  

We feel so vulnerable.

What to do?  What to feel?  And what to say?

Find time to be just exactly where you are.

Coming to yourself and connecting with the most basic things is so helpful in the most difficult of moments. So, don’t look to the far future or to the past.  Not right now.

Let your vision rest on what’s nearest to hand.  The ground beneath your feet.  The in-breath and then the out-breath.  One step and another.  This moment, then the next.

Time moves. Change comes. Healing comes.

Take in enormities only bit-by-bit, and let time hold you.

And for more help…

Do you ever feel like you’re running on empty and there are no gas stations anywhere to be found? That’s what it’s like when you aren’t taking care of yourself.

It’s an awful feeling, and one that’s all too familiar for many of us. In fact, if I had to guess, I’d say that finding time for self-care is one of the biggest challenges going. And I’ve created an E-Guide that addresses this challenge and offers you a path to creating your own, rejuvenating self-care routines and rituals. It’s titled “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life.”

This E-Guide offers questions, insights, and exercises aimed at helping you come to a deeper understanding of:

  • What gets in your way when it comes to taking care of yourself.
  • How your capacity for compassion is connected to self-care.
  • The activities that are most nurturing for you, and how to include them in your schedule, EVERY day.

To begin your self-care journey and claim your copy of “Self-Criticism or Self-Care? How Your Choices Define You, Your Time, and Your Life” click below:


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