hieratic \hahy-uh-RAT-ik\, adjective:
1. Highly restrained or severe in emotional import: Some of the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved.
2. Also, hi·er·at·i·cal. of or pertaining to priests or the priesthood; sacerdotal; priestly.
3. Noting or pertaining to a form of ancient Egyptian writing
consisting of abridged forms of hieroglyphics, used by the priests in
4. Noting or pertaining to certain styles in art in which the
representations or methods are fixed by or as if by religious tradition.
I am wise in having recognized that my almost hieratical attitude towards my responsibilities and work will result in negative outcomes; therefore, I am learning to pace myself better. Having attained this wisdom, I take steps each day to address schedule and health concerns, forgiving and loving myself when I am not perfect. I do better and better every day.