What does your post-Easter schedule look like? Perhaps you had this week off. Jill Kelly, the writer and editor who leads my writing group, shared this quote from Thomas Merton last night:
To allow oneself to be carried away
by a multitude of conflicting concerns,
to surrender to too many demands,
to commit oneself to too many projects,
to want to help everyone in everything,
is to succumb to the violence of our times.
Merton wrote this decades ago, and these words are more provocative than ever.