A journalist asks the Dalai Lama how much he meditates a day. About an hour he responds. And how about on a busy day the journalist continues. Oh, about two hours he laughs.
The busier we are, the more time for our selves we need. For me this is one of the hardest things in the world. Because the busier I am the less time I – think I have – have for myself (meditation) and the less I feel like it, because my mind is all go-go-go.
What can we do then to keep sane in the middle of the storm? I believe the key lays in forming constructive habits, making life simpler and therefore eliminating the unnecessary. I’m still experimenting with it and by the looks of it this will be a lifelong experiment.
Writing is a habit I have formed over the years. Even when I don’t meditate, at least I write. Today I was very tempted to skip Syntropic Sunday, but I didn’t because it has become a habit and I have a commitment to fulfill towards you.
If everything else fails, this is my backup. So thank you for reading this, staying with me and keeping me sane.
I first got introduced to the power of habits by Leo Babauta over at Zenhabits in his free little book.