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Schedules And Such

06 July 2016 Written by 

You see, I am a woman whose life runs on schedules. I make appointments, I fill slots, I micromanage the clock. I bounce around from meeting to meeting, ticking things off a list. I am not merely punctual; I am fifteen minutes early for any and every engagement. This is how I live; it is who I am – but some things in life do not fit neatly into a schedule. ~ Laura Schroff

Oh yes, I can relate to Laura because I, like her, used to love ticking things off a list, filling slots, and micromanaging the clock. Stress was my “normal” until my body finally gave way and said firmly, “Enough!”

And then everything changed. I took my watch off and have never put one on again. As my life came to a halt, I had time to reflect and then choose to live in a different way. Today, I can choose to live in what I like to call “The Flow.” There is a place that exists outside of time. Some call it the spiritual plane. It’s a place where I am inwardly listening to the voice of the Universe directing my path and quietly suggesting what to do in my next step of the day. If I listen to that voice, everything seems to just flow together and it feels like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.

I have time to stop and chat, look and listen, see and feel. The colors, the sights, the smells, and especially the people around me – all become more vibrant and alive. I live in the present moment, and that present moment is all that matters. Drinking in the peace and serenity, not gulping for air like a drowning woman.

I am not always successful at staying in the present moment and living in the flow, but that is my heart and I live there more and more as my life goes on.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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