Sorry, I have neglected my blog recently. I could say that I couldn’t find the time to blog. You often hear people say that they “can’t find the time.” But that expression would not be accurate in my case just as it would not be accurate in any case. It’s a self-deception. Time is not found. If you open a page of a planner, you will see that all the time is right there on the page. Time is not found, it is allocated according to our priorities and according to the amount of energy we have to work the time. So yes, I had higher priorities and insufficient energy to work on blogging recently. It does sound nicer, however, to deceive oneself and others by saying “I couldn’t find the time” rather than “it wasn’t a high priority for me.”
Insufficient energy is a problem that can get worse with age. If you don’t have enough energy to use the time you have available, you might want to change your life style or see a physician to help restore your energy.
If you “can’t find the time” to do things that you really want to do, then maybe you should take a look at your priorities. Maybe you are allocating your time without even thinking about your priorities or allocating it according to priorities other people set for you. If you “can’t find the time” for Taijiquan, Qigong or some other self-care and development program, maybe you are really saying, self-care and self-development are not priorities for me. Or, it might be that you are letting your boss, spouse, kids or others allocate your time according to their priorities. Whatever the case, let’s engage in self-awareness and not self-deception.