Monday, October 2, 2017

Eat Me Alive

Daily Draw: Lojong for the Layperson ~ Slogan 58

Time and energy, how is it spent? Quality or frivolous?

Life is nothing without some down time. Slogan 58 doesn't ask that I withdraw to a small cave and do Einstein math 24 hours a day. It asks that I be mindful of what I'm doing throughout my day.

The best way I can visualize this is as calories. If I take a bite of something that isn't delicious I spit it in the garbage and say it isn't worth the calories.  I'd like to think that way with my time and energy. Time is short, energy is limited. Be mindful of the little things that eat my life alive.

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  1. Really, spit it out? Now there's a thought and a picture.

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  2. What a great metaphor! One of my main time and energy consumers is worrying. I should spit in the bin right now!
    On the upside: I did do some art journaling today (It's been ages)

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    1. those who keep track of such things publish the findings that the things we worry about seldom ever happen. I wonder if worry is also a type of addiction? Maybe a way to punish ourselves unjustly, like a religious flogs? I know from my own experience, to turn that type of thinking around takes constant vigilance and about a year.

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  3. I'm learning two of my most precious commodities are time and energy... No sense in pissing either of them away.

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    1. problem here is I often don't know I am, only on reflection.

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