Racing through the calendar from one appointment to the next, breathlessly looking at the next event as something else to check off the to-do list, makes death your final appointment. "I made it!"
But it's too late then to wake up to the realization that your life was one mad dash to the finish line. Lately, we were caught in a mad routine between accommodating our daughter's many early evening activities, my occasional evening meetings, our tango lessons, and my husband's attempts to return on time for them from a busy workday. It became stressful and our quality of life suffered, especially trying to get dinner in there somewhere, hopefully before the tango lesson, after our daughter's evening activity, before my evening meeting, attempting to eat together, and making a home cooked meal from scratch.........................you get it - exhausting.
Meaning comes from the quality of what we do, whether it's tango, taekwondo, or the made-from-scratch meal. For us the tango had to go, at least for now. It was just too much. We had to choose quality over quantity, depth over breadth...............................Here an earlier related blog post "slow that train down."
P.S. Susanne's book DEEP LIVING is now out - buy it on Amazon.