and now, this.

“What do I need to do right now to tend the root of inner wisdom that makes work fruitful?”

OH my goodness, yes.  I saved this blog a few days ago, it caught my eye.

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/the-modern-violence-of-over-work/6943

“There is a pervasive form of modern violence to which the idealist…most easily succumbs: activism and over-work. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence.

To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence.

The frenzy of the activist neutralizes his (or her) work… It destroys the fruitfulness of his (or her)…work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”

How can I explore DAILY the active intentional space I want to create with my life.

I’m done. I’m done over -planning and over – committing and over- emailing. I’m done feeling guilty or overworked.

I started lil omm so that I could create a life for myself full of meaningful work and family time. So that I could live in rhythm and peace and that I could work hard on something I loved and felt wildly passionate about. And I still do.

I especially fall in love with lil omm when I make space , when I do less, when I move mindfully in the world and make space to just be. to be me. to let go. to be sad or in pain, or explore any range of feelings that might be coming up.

When I’m too busy- I notice that I feel less, that I become addicted to thoughts and plans and filling empty blocks of time.

When I have space to cook healthy dinners,  take long walks, read books with my kids- I notice a bit of sadness or complete joy- I tune into my life.

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