‘The preoccupation with being in other people’s gardens and tilling their soil and looking at what they’re creating keeps us off our purpose. We must learn to cultivate our own garden’ Dr Wayne W Dyer.
I don’t know about anyone else but I find it all too easy to get sucked into the curious demands of 21st Century life ~ whether it be joining online campaigns against global injustice, having my say in local affairs or supporting the interests of close family and friends.
In the past my eagerness to be involved has led to burnout ~ which renders me quite useless and frustrated with myself. I’m learning to prioritise my time and respect my boundaries. It stands to reason that unless I do, I can’t expect anyone else to either.
Given my enthusiasm for gardening, the above quote could have been written for me ~ encouraging me to allow others to get on with their lives, while I nurture my own ‘backyard’ and unearth my true purpose. I’ll let you know how I get on!
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