Only you know and can ultimately say what warrants your time. I want to stress that we not judge ourselves or others by the appearance of time worthiness and that we not judge ourselves by the opinions of others – especially those who have their own agendas on our lives. As one woman put it, “It’s not a matter of being worthy of my time; it’s a matter of partnering with the energy that generates time.”
I have discovered that in order to stop getting caught up in the chaos of time, we have to forgive ourselves every time it happens. I have also discovered that playing in life as a child keeps me out of the confusion of time warp speed communications. I leisurely walk through the Grotto each morning, acknowledging the birds and animals I meet, and the I go to work. Time, I have discovered, is created each morning and if I am dedicated to my practice and prayers, the day provides all the time I need.
People who get caught up in time admit that they would feel selfish if they truly took time to do what they want to do. This attitude is a throw back to society dominating, sometimes, brutalizing lessons that have demonstrated that we are severely unloved, competitive or punitive. We have been subjected to ridicule for our creative efforts, for trying to be independent. This leaves us with corrosive guilt.
I never think about time much – everything is schedule with love in my day.
The ability to love ourselves and make our lives count is the key role of being generous with our love. It’s important that we are loving.