I got a newsletter this morning that inspired me so much; I decided to write about it. The newsletter was from Marilyn Tam, an amazing author and speaker with a fascinating life story, a powerful woman who overcame impossible situations to become the person she is today.
Today she talked about being too busy for love and referenced an article she recently wrote for The Huffington Post. The quote she used was something we all need to be reminded of: “If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business.” – William J H Boetcker
It got me thinking, if all these people who have achieved so many amazing things in their lives always come back to love, maybe, just maybe there’s something to it. Somehow when we allow love in, when we let everything in our lives be guided by the healing and amazing power of love, things always fall into place. Love gives us permission to be present in every aspect of our lives, to always see the solution, instead of focusing on the problem, to expect the best of ourselves and everyone around us, to have compassion without enabling anyone to wallow in their misery, to forgive and have faith.
Laura Vanderkam suggests the perfect strategy to learn to make time for the things that matter to you: “Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “It’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”
Marilyn Tam brilliantly points out in her article: “Are you doing anything else besides wishing?” If that question hits a nerve for you, maybe it’s time to make a change.