“I don’t have the time!”
It seems I’ve been hearing this more and more over the past few years.
There is a ‘busyness epidemic’ seemingly happening in society. For some, it even spills over into overwhelm much of the time. It’s no way to live – and yet millions of people do.
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Donkeys years ago, I used to sometimes run courses in time management. Looking back, I think they helped only a minority of people if I’m honest. People will tell you they need more tools, more how-to’s, to manage their time successfully – but I think this is often a delusion.
When you have a strong enough ‘Why’, the ‘How’ is nearly always obvious.
Recently I’ve been immersing myself in the work and ideas of Tim Freke. You can find out more about this fascinating British philosopher and prolific writer of books here: www.timfreke.com
He has invented the term PARALOGICAL to describe a way of thinking which truly embraces the ‘both… and’ rather than the ‘either…or’.
We’re all familiar with the yin yang symbol, but what I hadn’t quite grasped until now was how conditioned most of us are (including me) to come down on one side or the other. It must be this or that – so which is it?
Practising this Paralogical Thinking is allowing me to actually enjoy the mystery of either not knowing, or knowing that it’s both at the same time. I’m finding it incredibly liberating!