The phone has not rung for a week (the requests for donations and invitations to participate in social research do not count).
A pile of unopened mail sits on the desk (why open them, I know they are just unpaid bills or work related newsletters).
There are no social appointments in the diary (unless I count the weekly family visits – and can I call them ‘social’, there is a social element to them). Nothing fun or exciting is booked or planned for the next month! What I am talking about here, is the face-to-face social life dear reader, as opposed to the community of blogging (see zero to hero).
This is not probably not a social life, my friend – this could be considered an isolated way of living.
But wait, maybe this is a good thing! Being isolated from other, being reclusive.
If one is looking to reduce clutter and waste in their day and seeking for a simple and more honest life then maybe a quiet month of self reflection and contemplation is what is needed in order to clarify that which is important and real. It can be easy to prop-up the social calender with events and occasions that are based on other people’s interest, sense of duty or fear of loneliness. If this is the case and a busy social life is based on activities to avoid honest reflection and integrity and also to avoid criticism from others (of what they think you ‘should‘ be doing), then maybe it is a gift that I have been given this week. Plus, I have time for blogging and to share these reflective thoughts with you. (she smiles)
A gift of time – to stand tall, to be authentic and to live by my values creating a life I am proud of, not one based on the expectations and belief of others.
May you have time to connect with what is important for your well-being, based on the essence of your spiritual self.