Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ten Minutes A Day

It's not always easy, when you have a toddler to take care of, to take ten minutes a day for your own inner work.
Sometimes it feels like your personal development, spiritual grounding, and well-being will just have to wait till the house gets cleaned, the bills get paid, and the kid grows up. But, lately, I've been making it a priority. After all, let's admit that it's going to take a very long time for all of those things to happen. I want fulfillment, and I want it now!

OK, fulfillment doesn't just come, snap, in ten minutes a day. 

Or does it? 

What I'm finding is that ten minutes a day of turning inward and noticing myself, feeling how I feel, noticing pain and discomfort, considering what I need. . . it's making things happen. Identifying problems, big and small, makes me think about solutions, big and small. 

Some days nothing feels wrong, everything feels right, and I can spend that ten minutes in gratitude, and focusing on how to expand that sense of rightness in my life. 

Doing the ten minutes makes me want to do more. In those minutes I think of ways to improve my life. Then I can't help but do some of them. And doing them feels. . . fulfilling. 

Ten minutes a day keeps the life energy flowing!

Are you taking ten minutes a day? What does it do for you?