Lately I’ve been addressing the rushing, hurrying, running-late piece of my life. I actually ran a stop watch yesterday while I did my various personal routines. I discovered how much time they really took to accomplish without pressuring myself for time. Now I have the facts, mundane as they are. I can schedule my mornings in a structure of reality rather than the frenzied structure of fantasy. Reality: I’m not the bionic woman and my car is not a time machine. The small things are important and they need my time. Period.
These are mundane little facts and truths. But they are my reality. I know from experience that when my mind is racing with my to-do list and responsibilities, I’m frenzied. When I’m not racing, I can tend to the to-dos and responsibilities with calm mindfulness. And I can think calmly about the bigger stuff. But really, it’s all important. I’ve read a lot about the spirituality in tending to the mundane realm and I’ve understood it intellectually. I’m finally discovering that fact personally.