Musings of a modern day Stoic...
This is a daily journal on life, the Universe and everything from a practicing Stoic woman's perspective.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Fine tuning the Signal
temporal blessings without ostentation, when they are sent; and thou
shalt be able to part with them with all readiness and facility when
they are taken from thee again.
MARCUS AURELIUS. MEDITATIONS. Book iii. 31
I am in the process of fine tuning my life. As I wrote yesterday in my
blog, determining the Big Rocks, and crafting my life to make sure that
those rocks get the majority of my attention. It is so much easier when
you realize that "things" are borrowed and not possessed. They are on a
temporary loan and once they have served their purpose they can be let
go without pain or regret if we hold them as temporal and do not find
our "value" in the possession of them.
The Fall and Winter are shaping up to be busy times. We have at least three Stoic Workshops a month, possibly four depending on the number of applicants for the Introduction session, and we have the seasonal celebrations and various other activities to support the community. Included on that calendar must be visits with family, etc. My work also must take a good portion of that calendar in order to meet my clients' requirements and do my part in paying the bills and keeping the household afloat.
I think going through the re-evaluation process in August is crucial to me remaining focused and productive through the Fall/Winter period. I am going to go through my home one room at a time, determine it's function/purpose and declutter and ensure that what is in that room helps the room to function, etc. I will blog each room as I go through this purpose. Wish me luck!