“Patty, you have come up with a project that could genuinely help people. The exercises reflect your many years’ experience. The meditations, too, are profound and blessedly clear.”
Editor and Publisher, Parabola Magazine
Finding Time for Your Self invites busy women and men to connect with deeper longings for self-fulfillment as they navigate the stressful demands of daily life. Thought-provoking reflections by the author are followed by practical exercises for a weekly study over a year of many aspects of life experience.
Most of us feel scattered a lot of the time. Like the dismembered Egyptian god Osiris, we are spread out all over our personal world. Finding Time for Your Self offers help to bring ourselves back together again and learn how to re-member ourselves, not by withdrawing from the world but by being engaged right in the middle of our daily life.
Fifty-two reflections on familiar life situations help the reader stay inwardly alive and present to meet life’s many challenges — to pause and reflect at any moment of the day. They are followed by practical exercises that offer day-by-day experiments to assist in finding a more balanced sense of ourselves in the midst of outer activity. The old Shaker song “It’s a gift to be simple” tells us that the solution is in the turning, until “by turning, turning, turning we come ‘round right.” When we turn away for a short time from activities, goals and commitments — and toward the inner self —we discover a world that’s just as active and full of surprises as the outer one. Turning our attention to the world within allows us to reconnect with that person who we essentially are, in the depths of our being.