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
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.