It can be hard to see your way ahead with clarity and confidence when life is full of distractions, challenges and demands on us.
Do you know this song?
“I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day.”
Time for you to do less and achieve more? How is this possible?
Most of us are desperately trying to cram more and more into what feels like less and less time.
Don’t you just love toolboxes? All those compartments and trays to keep your tools ready for action? And can you find the right tool for the job when you need it?
At the last count, I have at least five toolboxes: three containing art materials all sorted and ready for action, but the two with screwdrivers and other d.i.y tools – that’s something else. On one occasion I had to go out and buy another hammer mid-job because mine was hiding somewhere.
Toolbox for jobs round the house
you deal with “stuff”?
At this time of year, the sun comes out and shows up all the clutter accumulated over the winter, and we may even indulge in a spot of spring cleaning.
But today, I am referring to that internal “stuff” – the clutter of habitual thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)
Apparently, “Lao Tzu regarded action as something that arises naturally from stillness”, so “even the longest journey must begin where you stand.” *
Nowadays, we rush around, busy, busy, busy, with a mindset that this is normal.
How often do we allow ourselves to be still?
Reflections on a lily pond
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