It’s Coming Together (I’ll Mind the Time)

This is a combination of phrases taken from both my pastor (he’d argue it was actually from the Lord but I don’t have time to unpack that here) and a former yoga teacher. The first part is an encouragement, a confirmation that the work you’ve been doing, on whatever you’ve been doing it, has not been wasted. You’re on the right track. It’s coming together.

The second is a relief. My yoga teacher used to say it as we lay in savasana — a way of announcing that there was nothing for us to do in that moment but the work of that moment, which was to be. Just be. “I’ll mind the time” means that you don’t have to. Don’t worry about how long you’re here, just continue to be here.

For anyone working to build something, to finish a degree, write a thesis, start a company, assemble Ikea furniture, I hope these phrases will minister to you as they have to me. It’s coming together: you’re doing great, you’re on the right track. And someone bigger than you, the Universe, God in whatever form that takes, the Oneness of all things, will mind the time.

 

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