What if you could give yourself the gift of time and space to expand, deepen, and recharge your energy? Imagine giving that to yourself each and every day.
Time management can increase your efficiency and help you actualize your goals. Heart-based time management does that, too – and so much more. It offers the path to an ever deepening experience of your moments, and it opens doors to timelessness.
You may be very surprised at how little time it actually takes to open yourself and learn how to enter the realm of strong time. What it requires is that you set down the daily demands that can be so all-consuming, and take the risk of walking on unfamiliar ground. Heart-based time management’s deepest and most powerful promises are tapped by opening to your own unexplored potential.
How? Read on for 3 Heart-Based Time Tips …
The 3 Secrets of Creating Strong Time
1. Create a vivid image of what your best and deepest experience of time feels like, and give it a name that is meaningful to you.
In his landmark book The Sacred and the Profane, author and philosopher Mircea Eliade divides human experience into sacred time and profane time. He wrote about the transformation that occurs when people embrace sacred time – or strong time as he also called it.
He describes strong time as more "real" than profane time. Profane time is linear and geared to practical problem solving. There is nothing wrong with profane time – it’s perfectly fine for many tasks in life; however, it can't provide the experience of depth offered through the experience of strong time.
But please know that strong time isn’t mysterious or esoteric. Any and every one can experience the wonderful depth and expansiveness of strong time. To identify this kind of time in your life, ask yourself these three questions:
• What special moments fill my heart with wonder and appreciation?
• When do I feel both deeply rooted and free to explore?
• When do I embrace solitude yet feel deeply connected with others?
In moments like that you are tapping into strong time.
Every time you fully immerse yourself in the moment, you provide yourself with an opportunity to connect with strong time - the deepest experience of integration and renewal.
2. Identify what activities help move you along the path of strong time.
Strong time is not about duration but about depth. Here are some ideas and activities that can help you open the door and step toward strong time:
• Turn inwards to deeply relax.
• Enlist compassion to soften and broaden your perspective.
• Appreciate yourself and others, simply for being.
Where some might restore themselves through deep quiet, you may access your timeless "zone" while swimming, running, performing music, creating art or during moments of profound, wordless connection with others.
Always draw on your personal experiences to enhance the relevance of strong time to you. There is no “right path” – the key is to find your path.
3. Schedule time and space for strong time in your day.
Try creating some form of tradition or ritual to invite strong time into your life on a daily basis. This could be a personal practice like meditation or it could be a family ritual, a ritual involving a spiritual tradition, or even the moment you stop to hear the wind moving through the trees. Any of these invitations to strong time can open the door and expand your day.
Remember, the length of time is not as important as its regularity and your intentionality.
You can feel your wellsprings of power and treat yourself to strong time whenever you resolve to open new doors in your mind and view the limitless expanses.
In fact, ask yourself right now: how can you schedule strong time today to start exploring this heart-based path and tapping into your deepest personal power?
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Offered by Paula Eder, Ph.D., The Time Finder Expert.
Paula Eder, PhD, the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Time Management, is an internationally-known coach and published author who mentors spirit-driven solopreneurs and small business owners to align their core values and energy with their time choices and behaviors so that they can make more money, create more freedom, and find more time.
Living on a working farm in rural New Hampshire, Paula's connection with time is as organic, spiritual, and down-to-earth practical as the vitality and resiliency of the seasons. From her base in New Hampshire she has maintained a thriving coaching practice for the past 35 years; is a Certified Coach in Kendall Summerhawk's Money Breakthrough Method™ Program; and is a certified graduate of the Vanguard class of the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program conducted by Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD and Ben Dean, PhD.
Her Heart-Based Time Management System helps busy people just like you develop the skills to make authentic time choices that lead to work success, personal growth, vibrant health, and an ever-deepening relationship with yourself and those you love.
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