From Diana’s Grove:
What if you don’t own yourself? What if you don’t belong to you? ………just for this year…. see whether the idea that you are a Steward of Yourself impacts your relationship to yourself.
To own: to possess, to have and hold property. To have command of….
To Steward: to be a guardian; a steward is one who is employed to take care of….
……………..Aside from the obvious responsibility of being a guardian, a steward is employed to do a job. What if taking care of yourself – your body, soul, talent, time, and energy – was your job? There is an implication that you are accountable to some higher being for this charge.
This stone, like the three that have preceded it, is not one that I ask you to accept as a truth, but to work with as a possible foundation for building a different structure. Does it change your relationship to yourself, to time, to your other choices?
How would your life change if, for this year, you did not own yourself but were the steward of your body, talent, time and soul? As steward, what changes would you make? What priorities would shift? If…. If you were the Steward of Yourself….
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Looks like I’m fired before I even get the job.