Tuesday, August 3

Abundance in the Realm of Finite Time

To have abundance is to have more than enough, more than is needed, above and beyond the basic. This can be something negative or something positive. For example, an abundance of anger or stress can lead to bitterness or an abundance of rich foods indulged in too often can lead to weight or health problems. Must most often we think of abundance as something that is good or positive. We think of having plenty and some to spare. Applying this to the way we spend our time can lead to abundant satisfaction, maybe even a greater level of peace. Susan Taylor said, “We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”

Focusing on the good, many of us find that we have an abundance of activities usually all worthwhile and fulfilling in some way. Some are really good, but some are better. Then there are the best. Our time is finite and we have to choose which of these abundant activities is most deserving of our focus, heart, and time. In some cases less is more. When we are less busy being busy, we are able to give more to our most important and best activities.

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