What’s goin’ on

I’m finally tackling the time thing — I’ve started an essay.  We’ll see how it goes.  As time is the topic, it’s likely it won’t be finished any time soon.

Heading off to yoga class in about half an hour.  I like yoga and look forward to stretching and feeling my body through my breath.  It’s true — you do discover a new awareness of your body and your self when you concentrate solely on breathing.  I try to incorporate what I learn into my daily routine, but often find I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME.  (It drives me nuts how often I repeat that phrase!)

I’ve discovered, though, something in my writing of this essay, that has helped me get past the guilt of blaming a lack of time for not accomplishing all that I try to accomplish.  It is this:  When I look back on my journals, and read about my many attempts at doing something, be it yoga or writing or running a marathon, I take pride in the fact that I keep on trying.

At any time, I suppose, I could just quit, say to hell with it — I’m NEVER going to have the time — but I don’t, or at least I haven’t yet.  Maybe I’ll never write anything as wonderful as Who Has Seen The Wind, and maybe I’ll never be able to stand with my forehead touching my knee , and it is very unlikely I’ll ever run a marathon, but I can keep on doing things that lead me ever onward towards those pie-in-the-sky goals.

So, maybe this is something that will go in my essay:  Faith in oneself can conquer the vagaries of time.  That sounds ultimately quotable, doesn’t it?


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