This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
-Gollum Riddle, The Hobbit
Time. It seems to be endless, yet it's become more precious than gold. It can stand still, and it can zoom by. It can age, and it can heal.
It's a steady constant that governs days, months, years, and seasons like, well, clockwork. So why does it take so many forms? Why does it seem like a fickle trickster, messing with our concept of what time actually is?
I'm sorry to say that the problem, dear reader, is actually us and our brilliant human minds.
We have turned time into a scarcity, a luxury, and even an adversary. But the good news is that we can also turn it into an abundant friend who is always on our side.
How this applies to self care is that the number one reason I hear for people not having a personal practice is that they don't have enough time. But I submit that you do most certainly have all of the time that you need.
I shall categorize some helpful insights into two categories: Timing and Timing