Does anyone else feel that December has slipped by? I had such high hopes for the month. I was finished with my workshops for the year and most of my major deadlines were behind me. I was looking forward to a full, unencumbered month to concentrate on my latest project. Now I find myself with a week and a half left, wondering where the month went. Maybe my expectations were too high? (Me?? Never!!)
It's hard to shake off my past - after so many years in the corporate world, the idea that doing is more important than being is hard to change. For all the time I spent working on my projects this month, I also spent a lot of time enjoying my family, admiring the new wildflower garden, watching the birds at our bird feeder, playing with the kitties, and making gifts for the holidays. I've been reading Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth each morning, and was struck this morning by the idea presented in the last chapter. It is not as important what you do, but how you do it. The simplest things take on meaning when done with full attention and awareness. Maybe I did "accomplish" a lot after all. I managed to find balance in a month that can be stressful and full of anxiety.
Whatever you have in store this week, may you also find balance between being and doing.