But, what share of our time and resources goes into developing those relationships? Is it the lion's share?
We section off a considerable piece of our days for work-time, or meetings… but how much time do we schedule for making offerings, or for the studying of lore, or for taking an online class, or for reading the latest work from a respected scholar in your field?
The average person watches 4-5 hours of television during the week, and around twice that on the weekend (Wiki). How many would be willing to trade 20-25% of their TV time for time spent studying or practicing their mind and heart training traditions? How about 10%? That’s only about twenty to thirty minutes a day?
The lion’s share of our attention and spirit goes to fostering things upon which we cannot rely, and more often than not, for most folx, only a very small share of that attention and spirit goes toward things upon which, when the time is right (or wrong, as it were), they will need to rely.
I believe Seneca said it best when he said:
Aren’t you ashamed to reserve for yourself only the remnants of your life and to dedicate to wisdom only that time (that) can’t be directed to business?”
On the Brevity of Life, 3.5b