Monday, October 12, 2009

Are You Taking Time to Smell the Roses?

If your life is anything like mine you are a busy person. You have responsibilities where you live, where you work and maybe you are involved in community activities and events which require your attention.

I'd like to invite you stop whatever you are doing and take a moment to reflect on your life.

Ask yourself these questions. Only honest answers matter:
  • Are your days filled with activities that nourish you?
  • The people in your life should nurture your being...but, do they?
  • Do you feel as if your work matters to not only you but to others?
  • Sometimes, do you think you'll never get things finished?
  • Is there ever a nagging thought that your work, your products, even YOU are inadequate?
  • Thoughts of a negative nature can creep in uninvited-are they invading YOUR head?
Deepak Chopra, well known author, says we are spiritual beings having human experiences.

As spiritual humans we might like to consider taking an occasional break from a demanding world with too much to do and too little time to get it all done! We would do well to SCHEDULE some time just to BE.

I'm going to give you permission right this moment to feel free enough, confident enough, worthy enough JUST TO BE. Take the time to smell the roses, if that's your desire. If you prefer to nap on the couch, be my guest. Perhaps you have in mind to take the whole day off and go to a matinee. You might even decide to have popcorn with real butter!

When you were little you felt entitled to sit under a tree-or IN a tree-reading a book or coloring. You may have sung or whistled spontaneously and loudly. You never hesitated to run like the wind or just sit in a porch swing and listen to the birds.

But as we grow and become more and more responsible that little child within us gets pushed aside. We work longer and longer hours because it is the responsible thing to do.

Samuel Hahnemann, the famed homeopathic physician, taught us that less is more.

When we take the time to retreat for a while to follow our passion we come back to our responsibilities more fully prepared to be as creative and productive as possible.

So, what do you say? Let's go turn cartwheels in the driveway and be our best selves! I'll beat you out there!

Connie Baum


  1. Oh,no, you won't. I just did! but then I've probably had way more practice than you. Such a lazy, crazy day.........

  2. Sheila, is it true that you were seen running through your house, carrying scissors?

    I suspect you DO win the prize for being the better person, though...I have real issues there!

    Thanks so much for popping in...did you bring your paper dolls?

    One From the Class From Heaven,
    Mother Connie
    with hugs xoxo


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