Do you often feel that you run out of time?
Are you friends with time or is it a constant
challenge to find more?
What time are you on?
We just returned from three wonderful days hiking
in the desert.
Sleeping in basic accommodation, eating lots of
picnics and hiking through breathtaking scenery,
deep shifting colors and wild bison everywhere!
On the second day we were advised to go on a
wonderful hike that started ‘just 10 minutes’ down
the road. We set off. Forty minutes later we
still had not found the track and were sure we had
not missed it.
We stopped to check our maps and our directions
and realized that it was just up ahead. It was as
beautiful as we were advised. We also realized
that the directions were in ‘desert time’!
That term had been used the evening before when we
asked what time the local jazz concert was
starting. They said 9pm…desert time. We
realized it would not start before 10 and was an
all-nighter, best not to take the kids!
It started me thinking about time.
So often we feel the pinch of time; deadlines
imposed or imagined can rule our lives. Projects
that are on a tight timeframe, we often assume are
non-negotiable, without even checking. Books we
don’t have time to read. Visits to relatives and
friends that we don’t have time to make. A
bedside story, that we don’t have time to tell.
I started wondering, what is the story about time?
What is your story about time?
What if we were to live in a constant state of
I imagine it would go something like this:
Wake up because of the light and the sounds of
Yoga stretch and breathe in the immense desert
landscape, the fresh dry air.
Plan the day but go with the flow of flexibility
and moving moments.
Be inspired by the views that prove the enormous
power and strength of the earth’s history and
destiny, the physical proof of great shifts that
are occurring all around us.
This is a love story.
A love story, not just about beautiful locations
and wonderful vacations; it is a love story about
taking the time and space to be truly present.
This is a story that we can all use, no matter
what your relationship is with time is like.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine a
desert scene. Now breathe in desert time.
And live it for today.
It will do you the world of good!
What does desert time mean to you?
How do you live it?
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Best wishes and best stories