In Good Time: Strategies for a Well-Timed Life


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Our thoughts, desires, and hopes range far and wide. Our minds generate unlimited possibilities, joys and fears, worries and relief. In our highly mediated culture, it’s all too easy to forget that as humans on this planet, most of us still operate within the limits of time. Conventional reality offers us 24 hours in a day for as many days as we have, and that’s it. How we ‘use’ or ‘spend’ time is up to us. This practice explores sensible strategies to translate big, unlimited, multi-faceted issues into the nitty-gritty details of everyday life. To do this, we need to be aware of what’s going on within us and around us. This isn’t easy. Who are you really … What do you really like … really? And how do we parcel out time accordingly? Also not easy! This work plays with the ABCs of time management – first, managing Attention: developing the Observer, practicing satisfaction, and becoming aware when our mind runs away; then, establishing good Boundaries: putting time in a basket, switching smoothly between tasks, and closing down tasks gracefully; and finally, making Choices: knowing that it’s impossible to do it all, what do I choose, how to say No as well as Yes, sensing what’s enough. The practice can evoke a whole host of negative emotions – fear, frustration, anger, despair, and more. By being awake to ourselves and reality as it stands, we exercise power and agency to live the time that has been given to us with as much ease and effectiveness as we can muster.

Start Date: 10/13/2022, 1 meeting
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Thursday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Pamela Kristan
Status: Running/Openings