The other thing I want to share with you is maybe something you have not thought about in relation to your own Horarium. In that by following an horarium you are actually set free. You learn to live in the present moment. Many new age type writers speak of the need to live in the present moment and yet they never seem to ever talk about this age old system of setting an horarium.
You know when it is time to work you can devote your full attention to that task at hand. Each task is an offering and a perfect offering is made from the heart. When you pray you know that time is for praying and somehow you slip into that state with ease.
A friend of mine mentioned in his blog the other day that we monastics were swimming against the tide of society and yes in some way we are, and that is not always a bad thing and yet in other ways we are doing exactly what so many of those self proclaimed new age guru types are always telling their would be listeners to do (often for a huge cost). Live in the present moment and see the details. Maybe more would listen if we too were emptying their pockets!!!???!!!