So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
Life has convinced us that only the weak take time out to gather them self. We hear people proudly boast, about how they have no time for themselves. What way is that to live? Providing ourselves with a chance to have, “Me time,” is what gives us the ability to conquer the challenges that we encounter in our day-to-day lives. Without ample time to reacquaint ourselves, with who we are, we have no strength and we move with clouded judgement. Our days are so overrun with one task after another. We work, take care of home, attend extra curricula activities, and so many other things that we have little alone time left to just relax and checkup on “us.” Monday through Friday, we are like rats in a race; simply trying to make it from one day to the next. Then, once the weekend arrives all of our plans to take some time out for ourselves are pushed aside with outings, dinners, and celebrations. We so frequently live without a moment to breathe.
It’s important to us to be great at work and at home, but we must first learn to be great to ourselves. Personal time is not something we fit into our schedule, but what we must always schedule to happen. We weren’t created to only love others; it’s our duty to love ourselves as well. This week, let’s each make sure that we are spending some time on our own, doing whatever calms us. Don’t use this time to plan or budget, but to have genuine down time to ourselves.
Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.