06 Apr a quest for the authentic
Over the last few weeks I have dug out all of my favorite books for inspiration. When I need to ‘check in’ with myself or take a few minutes to decompress (or unplug) I will pick up a book, open it to a random page and read.
On Friday amidst doing my taxes, anxiously biting my nails about Picture Hope and mentally preparing myself for Spring Break I opened my weathered and worn copy of Simple Abundance .
“Authentic success is having enough time to pursue personal pursuits that bring you pleasure, time enough to make the loving gestures for your family that you long to do, time enough to care for your home, tend your garden, nurture your soul.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
I’m beginning to better understand that there IS time for all of that, even in the fleeting 24 hours of a day. For me it’s just a matter of creating that time for the things I often put on the back burner by making better choices; remembering ‘everything in moderation’ (especially when it comes to work) and that authenticity is a daily practice.
In the meantime, do share your best (and authentic, of course) shot for the week.