These past 18 months have been fairly hectic for me, and have been a time summed up pretty concisely in one word: Change.
Leaving my friends and colleagues in Vancouver to first go on a road trip with my brothers in the phenomenal rock band Like A Storm (www.likeastorm.com) and then coming home to Aotearoa just over a year ago to finish Time Rich Cash Optional and set up my practice on Auckland's North Shore. Along the way I found a renewed passion for training, social activism and became involved in 3 other exciting new business ventures.
Suffice to say it's been busy...
And while one of my ongoing challenges is to hold myself back from trying to do too much, the other is to keep a sense of rationality and context around life and the way we relate to it day-to-day.
Because let's face it, life is crazy nowadays. We are driven by stress. We often work hard and long...and a common theme I see every day working with my clients is that there never seems to be enough time in the day.
With all that's going on in business, training, love...LIFE...it is easy to become overwhelmed.
A daily intention I have used many times throughout this year is:
"I have all the time in the world!"
This to me is such a powerful reversal of the resigned mind-set we often fall into. The mindset of "There just isn't enough time in a day!"
We all have the choice to change our lives, and if we don't like that we don't seem to have enough time, we can choose to change what we do....OR choose to relate to what we do differently.
And this is what I often decide to do.
I really love what I do, and thrive on the variety provided by having different challenges and utilizing different aspects of my skill-set. So there will very often be a lot on. I have made that choice.
So the context of how I act changes subtly. No one is taking time from me I choose to spend my time.
It is perfectly true that I have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, and I choose to spend it doing things that I want and need to do.
Simply reminding ourselves when become overwhelmed that I have all the time in the world immediately relaxes and calms us. We realize that WE are accountable for our situation, and that we have time, that we spend time, and how we spend that time is up to us.
We become more in tune with the 'flow' of time, and have the epiphany that we are simply walking life's beautiful path, not simply spending some 'thing'.
We cannot hold on to time. We can simply be IN it, and be WITH it.
Stop. Relax. Breathe.
You have all the time in the world.