So, I got that planner/personal organizer I mentioned in my previous post. I chose a FranklinCovey introductory planner, with a small notepad and a wirebound blank weekly/monthly planner. I’ve been carrying it with me as much as I could, thats one of the things organization experts suggest you do with your new planner. It’s been a lot of fun actually, filling out the months and days and putting in notes from my home-made calendar on different events and observances I want to honor.
In filling out my organizer, especially when I put in a Full or New Moon, or when I note U.S. Flag Day or an upcomming open circle, there is a sense of reconnecting or recommiting to things that matter to me. Not just getting organized but of becoming more centered.
I also recently picked up a copy of 7 Habits for Highly Effective People. Strangely enough there is a lot in this book that I had already had some realizations or thoughts about, largely as a result of my pursuit of the Witches path. I especially like where Dr. Covey talks about how we choose how we react to the things that happen to and around us. This was one of those realizations I had years ago when contemplating the intersection of “An ye harm none” and the idea of Threefold Return.
The 7 Habits
… and a link on each…
1. Be Proactive
5. Seek first to understand, Then to be Understood
7. Sharpen the Saw.
If you don’t feel like wading through all those articles, you can read a short article about them here…
It’s a good book and has been added to the “Books!” page here. I really think that the ideas in it are fundemental to becoming a whole and effective person. In each chapter, detailing one of the Habits and how to cultivate it, Covey discusses numerous ideas and techniques that I think would fit well into the mental altar-cabinet of any Witch or Pagan. In some ways it seems to me Covey has provided a framework for Acting in Accord with the spiritual framework of Pagan Spirituality. A philosophy, and attitude, that is accessible to a modern mind and also widely available.
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