What did you do today, this week, and this month that mattered? Defining what matters is something that starts from within each of us. It is not something that we do once and never need to do again. Rather, it is an ongoing process that requires repeatedly asking ourselves 'what matters' in order to realign our focus and move forward to carry out the work we know we want to do. We need to do. We MUST do!
It's not easy work, but it is worth every minute of struggle. Why? Because once you declare your intentions you can focus your time, attention, and talent on doing what you need to do to make what matters most a part of your everyday.
I will admit I struggle with this at times as the ebbs and flows of life. I think the struggle is shared by many who strive to carve out time to do great work that brings meaning to your life and to the lives of those around you.
This time that I carve out for myself is what I call soulful work. I know that when I do soulful work, I am able to bring my best to all areas of my life. A big part of this soulful work is about taking care to nourish my mind, my body, and my curious spirit.
A quick trip to a nearby ridge was just what I needed to be still, to see the beauty of the earth, and to just enjoy being right where I am.