What We Need

To grow what we need requires a sanctuary of time and attention, a patch of ground secured by some clear, recognizable boundary that can shield us from the endless demands, choices, and responsibilities eroding our day, so we can listen, uncover what is ultimately important, remember what is quietly sacred.  Setting boundaries around what is most valuable, precious, and necessary for us to thrive actually creates a space of freedom and abundance.  Without these self-imposed restrictions on ourselves and others, we may never be truly free to plant, grow, or harvest what we yearn to harvest from the garden of our lives.

Wayne Muller, A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough




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3 Responses to What We Need

  1. Gail says:

    Beautifully put and so simply profound. Boundaries ought to be one of my words for 2011. I will give thought to that.

    Thanks for writing.

  2. Patricia says:

    Thank you for yet another gift.

  3. Becca says:

    This is beautiful, and just what I needed to hear. Thank you.

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