Like it or not, we each have the same amount of TIME every day – 24 Hours . . .
The same number of days each week – 7 . . .
Why do some folks seem to get SO much more done with their 24/7 than others?
What’s the secret?
Yesterday, we (My family) made it to church on time. It’s an unusual occurrence, but we did it . . . Glad we did because we heard some “Time/What Matters wisdom” from an amazing man. It just so happened that this particular Mass would have 2 Bishops and a Cardinal presiding.
What first got my attention was embedded in one of the readings (Italics):
“He is the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.” (Acts of apostles 4:8-12(50B)
Of course the “HE” in this quote references Jesus Christ . . . and of course as with most all quotes from scripture, there’s plenty of relevant “real world now” significance.
As always seems to be the case, I always hear JUST what I need to hear when I attend Mass . . . “HE” is “What MATTERS” . . .
A few minutes later the cardinal delivered the Homily with a very thick accent which made it difficult to understand . . . This compelled me to LISTEN more carefully . . . To pay closer ATTENTION . . . To FOCUS on capturing the main message so as to extract what MATTERS in his message.
With great clarity, I heard a little “tough love” in the middle of this homily:
“Why do you spend an hour each day with your newspaper but not 15 minutes with your Rosary?“
How much time do we all spend on banal activities – Watching mindless TV – Caught up in talk show chatter . . . ????
How much time do we spend on things that MATTER?
Like Life Rhythm (Personal Focus on Purpose and well being)
Personal Spirituality . . .
or quality time with family and friends . . . ?
or quiet time just THINKING about what’s next . . . Prioritizing?
I think for most people who are anxious and unsettled about “stuff” in their lives – a little more time for prayer and focus on things that matter might be just the ticket 🙂
PS – I start every day/week/Month/Quarter/Year with a bit of time in solitude to think these thoughts . . . and to plan and prioritize what’s next . . . THIS is the discipline of Life Rhythm.
All under the heading of encouraging you to intentionally live a “high Performance Life”