"Don't forget the sixth hour!"
Eric leaves us with these words, as we are about to head home, after our weekly, five hour shift at Zen Hospice.
The sixth hour, means taking one hour just for ourselves, before we transition back into our daily lives. Today, I went for a long walk, part walking meditation, part listening to a dharma talk on my iPhone.
For those of you engaged in service, what is your version of the sixth hour? How do you take care of yourselves? Do you always find the time? If not, what gets in the way?