We all have our commitments that we have to honor and respect.
We have jobs, families, friends. We have to keep appointments and stay on top of our responsibilities. We have bills and errands, workouts and walks in the park, babysitter's schedules and client timelines. Of course we have email, Facebook, news and books. And our practice (doesn't that come first;).
We only have so much room in our day. Only so much time we can actually give.
A part of my practice of compassion is the intention to be open and available at all times. To be present, to give someone that space when they need it.
I fail all the time. I'm failing now.
And that's the choice that we make over and over again. Do we actually be present, open and available; or do we play out our own agenda, our own thoughts, our own story and interests.
We only have so much room, but we also decide where its walls are and who we let in.
How do we knock down the walls?