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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

March 4, 2024

The focus for today is:

I use my time in a productive way so that my life feels meaningful.

Today's inspiration was written by Catherine Shainberg:

Our greatest complaint today is that we have no time for anything. No time for our children, our spouses or lovers, no time for our friends and community. No time even for ourselves!

We tell ourselves our “time poverty” is a fact. Well, in fact, it’s not. We have more leisure time than ever before, but do we use it? We live in a world where needs are carrots, fabricated for the sole purpose of tricking the consumer into spending money. And if you want things, you must take the time away from other things, to make the money you need to be able to afford them.

So then is it all simply about learning to control our impulses? If we need less, we’ll need less money, and we’ll have more time for life. But then we must know what we want to do with our lives. If we use time productively—whatever that means to each of us—our life will feel meaningful. If we squander our time, our life will feel empty.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Time, Choice, and Clock Time Addiction
     Written by Catherine Shainberg.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of living a meaningful life (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
I was in touch with someone the other day who was telling me they did not have, nor ever had, any social media presence. And I replied that I had stopped social media when I realized that it just ate up my time and basically was just a distraction from my living a purposeful life. So, you mighty choose to reflect on your use of time with social media. Are you just "passing" time, or wasting time. Time is finite for us on this earth plane -- 24 hours a day, no more, no less. What are you doing with your 24 hours? Is it something you are proud of? (These questions are deeply worth reflecting upon.) 

Our focus for today: I use my time in a productive way so that my life feels meaningful.

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RELATED BOOK: The Kabbalah of Light

The Kabbalah of Light: Ancient Practices to Ignite the Imagination and Illuminate the Soul
by Catherine Shainberg.

book cover of The Kabbalah of Light by Catherine ShainbergIn this step-by-step guide to kabbalistic practices to connect with your natural inner genius and liberate the light within you, Catherine Shainberg reveals how to tap instantly into the subconscious and receive answers to urgent questions. This method, called the Kabbalah of Light, originated with Rabbi Isaac the Blind of Posquieres (1160-1235) and has been passed down by an ancient kabbalistic family, the Sheshet of Gerona, in an unbroken transmission spanning more than 800 years.

The author, who is the modern lineage holder of the Kabbalah of Light, shares 159 short experiential exercises and practices to help you begin dialoguing with your subconscious through images. 

For more info and/or to order this book, click here. Also available as a Kindle edition.

About the Author

photo of Catherine Shainberg, Ph.D.Catherine Shainberg, Ph.D., is a psychologist, healer, and teacher with a private practice in New York City. She spent 10 years of intense study of the Kabbalah of Light in Jerusalem with Colette Aboulker-Muscat and an additional 20 years in continuing collaboration with her.

In 1982 Catherine Shainberg founded the School of Images, dedicated to teaching the revelatory dream and kavanah (intent) techniques of this ancient Sephardic Kabbalah tradition. She conducts imagery and dreaming workshops internationally.

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