The days that I feel most capable and productive are the days where I feel like I am the one owning my day and not when I feel like my day is owning me. Maybe that’s why I’m into this meditation thing right now — it allows me to start my day feeling like I’m in control of how I spend my time, in control of how I steer my thoughts, and not simply at the mercy of my to-do list or emails or obligations (a feeling I’m well accustomed to as an entrepreneur and citizen of the 21st century.)
I don’t particularly love the word “control” because it feels so domineering — as if we could truly control anything in life — but I do love the word POWER as it relates to our personal source of ownership and strength. It’s a reminder that:
We have the power to make time for what we care about.
We have the power to put the phone down.
We have the power to apologize first.
We have the power to choose joy over stress.
There are SO many more opportunities in our daily lives to exert our power in a positive way, and in moments when I feel myself drifting away with the tide of my circumstances, I bring myself back to recognizing that power.