by Sandra Williamson, Hairdresser, Brisbane
A friend was feeling a lot of pressure the other day to complete some very big things on time. So the question was asked, “Are you feeling the pressure of a deadline”? – with the response being “Yes”. My next question was, “Whose deadline is it”?
The next moment we both came to the awareness that by the way she was feeling, it could well be her ‘DEAD – line’.
A little exaggeration, but also true.
We could both sense what she was putting herself through to accomplish all that was needed; and if she just pushed through, well when it was done, she could then come back to caring for herself properly.
How many times, in big and small ways, have I put myself second or third to the ‘things’ around me that need attention?
A few days later I was chatting to another friend who had a very big work Dead – line, and the “Whose Dead – line?” question was again raised.
As she was leaving, we chatted about regularly taking a 5-minute breather from the computer, and not being so overwhelmed by what’s in front of you that you don’t even go to the toilet when needed. She nodded, saying she knew that experience.
By the great, interesting, and on occasions a little personally challenging (to me) presentations offered by Serge Benhayon, some of the most seemingly simple but significant things that we put ourselves through have a new light cast upon them.
Like in my case, being so absorbed in work overwhelm that I wouldn’t take a break… not even to pee. And now I know I’m not the only one who has been caught by that experience. But I won’t be again. I know no matter what is going on, I’ll be able to look after what I need and support myself through a pressure time.
No matter who is running the Dead – line I know it won’t be me DEAD on time.