You have a duty to perform. Do anything else, do a number of things, occupy your time fully, and yet, if you do not do this task, all your time will have been wasted. – Rumi
And just like that… many ticks following many tocks later, my 60 day challenge is complete. It will definitely set the tone for my 2016. I have cheated on a few days and had to make up on others, I did go through a week of being very ill so the challenge was at jeopardy. Still the benefits of taking myself through this challenge were many and I’ll list just a few here.
- Having a jam session with my sisters playing our guitars yesterday was totally cool.
- I’ve connected with friends I haven’t been in touch with in a while and got to meet up with some of my old clients and get a bonus treat knowing their lives have changed for the better, priceless.
- I finished all my ‘required reading’ list of books for the year ahead of time.
- Doing a BK worksheet a day was as good as talking to a therapist about those pestering negative ‘people’ and ‘thoughts’…so liberating.
This was my way of taking care of my heart, mind, body and soul and this is what I teach through my Happiness 101 workshops in a more expanded way of course. I can go on and on but I won’t. It’s enough to say that in summary, it’s really the little things you do regularly that shapes you into the being you are. What you do and what you don’t do…that makes you, YOU.
I believe strongly that only I am responsible for my own cup and keeping it full. It’s one’s own responsibility.
So are you just occupying your time so you have a good excuse that you don’t have enough time to perform your duty? Do you just get busy being busy and forget what truly matters? Do the people in your life suffer as a consequence? Is your heart yearning for something more, something different? Are your passions forgotten and collecting dust on some shelf?
Our whole life is nothing but an ocean of ticks and tocks… Tick Tock Tick Tock… what are you doing with all of yours? And when it’s all said and done, has all your time, as Rumi puts it, been wasted?