Many people think there is truth to those thoughts, but I don’t believe that. I think having too much to do has always been a challenge for women and will always be – so we need to be intentional about taking time for ourselves and our connection with our creator.
These thoughts were published in 1955 in
Gift from the Sea …
Woman’s life today is tending more and more toward the state William James describes so well in the German word, ‘Zerrissenheit: torn-to-pieces-hood.’ She cannot live perpetually in ‘Zerrissenheit.’ She will be shattered into a thousand pieces. On the contrary, she must consciously encourage those pursuits which oppose the centrifugal forces of today….
Solitude, says the moon shell.
Center-down, say the Quaker saints.
To the possession of the self
the way is inward, says Plotinus.
The cell of self-knowledge is the stall in which
the pilgrim must be reborn, says St. Catherine of Siena.”
– Anne Morrow (Lindbergh,)
Give yourself the gift of taking time to be still today –
even if just for a few moments.