Have you noticed how hard it is to find those few precious moments of meditation once your day begins?
At the break of sunlight, not only does the outside world come alive, but most households start out in a mad rush! Whether it is getting the kids ready, preparing breakfast, or dealing with the business of business, you won’t get the chance to reflect once the crowd is awake!
Noise often starts our day with either the radio or television with headline news or talk show conversations. Once that enters our minds, we start thinking of what needs to be done today or what we didn’t get done yesterday that still needs to get done today. The crowding of life begins at that moment. We frantically try to get caught up and when we don't, anxiety launches an attack reminding us that we are even further behind AND something else just got added to the list of things to do!
The age old adage, “A woman's work is never done", rings true. It’s not that you don’t WANT to find some quiet time to just meditate, pray, or quiet your mind, but often it doesn’t happen because there’s too much still left to be done!
If you don’t get a headstart on the crowd, you may miss out on quality reflection time that can give the extra boost of strength to handle the “must do's" of the day. Decide that you will not allow the crowd’s voice to lull you into the trap of trying to be all things to all people and neglecting yourself. You have to get rest! You have to have clarity of thought to be at your best! You deserve some “me" time!
When life crowds you, get your day started before the crowd gets up-even twenty minutes can make a difference! Whether the crowd is your family, your job, your church, club, or whatever-remember, a crowded life will crowd YOU right out of what you need most—peace of mind and a calm disposition.
Gloria Thomas Anderson, MSW
Columnist of: Inspiring Insights For Your Soul and Spirit!
© 2006 Heart Tones
Gloria Thomas Anderson, MSW, is a motivational speaker and writer, a diversity trainer, and a professional social worker who inspires others to harness the power within themselves to create positive change in their lives. Gloria has shared her wisdom and insight on real life issues-Purpose, Relationships, and Spirituality-with hundreds of organizations and groups, including the Fellowship of Professional Women, The Executive Women in Government, Women that Soar, Women's Aglow, and Training For Excellence, Inc.
Her publication, “What Y'all Gon’ Do With Me?-The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End of Life Care" was recently presented at the International First North American Spirituality and Social Work Conference, in Waterloo, Canada and published in “The Society for Spirituality and Social Work Forum". She has also received several awards and grants toward her research. Gloria is the author of the popular self-help book, Passion For Your Purpose-Discovering Peace, Direction and Balance In Your Life and columnist of Inspiring Insights For Your Soul and Spirit!