“Everything else can wait.”
I first heard this phrase from a yoga instructor who offered it as we begin the day’s practice a number of months ago.
It is now what I say to myself when I sit down to meditate.
And what I say when I feel my mind migrating towards my to do list at moments when I want to be present with those around me.
It is what I say when I have a million tasks to do and everything feels urgent but I know nothing is going to get done unless I focus.
Everything feels urgent. Few things truly are. And most of the time, everything else can wait.