Word of the day
Time~ the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
Life is nothing but the rolling of time and the experiences that each person collects along the way. We choose if we spend our time wisely or foolishly. Time is irrefutable, non-negotiable and inevitable. We only get a finite amount of it and our consciousness should be spent considering the ways in which we spend this most valuable of commodities. Evaluate your life and the people you spend time with, the thoughts you entertain and the activities you participate on a daily basis. Are these things a valuable use of your time? Be conscious of the things you love doing, that make you feel alive and the people who add value to your life. Then spend more time with them doing things you value. It all begins with a conscious awareness of time in your thoughts, words, and actions.
Value of Our Time
Of all the possessions we have, time is the most valuable. Each of us has an invisible hourglass in which the sands of our lives are flowing continually. Unfortunately, we can’t see how much sand we have left and ours could run out at any moment. This fact should make people treasure each and every second. If you knew today was your last day, then what would you do? What would you say? Who would you want to spend your time with?
Look at what you want to accomplish and see if it honors the time you have left or not. All of us are going to end this physical journey, that is the price for life. It doesn’t go on forever. That is what makes it valuable. Yet too much of our focus in on things that really don’t matter. How much money you have, the size of your house, the professional accomplishments, the time that is spent doing things that have little meaning and provide no real value to yourself or the world. Look at your time as the most valuable possession you own because when it runs out, the game is over.
So we can’t control time, it moves at its own pace, slowly moving forward toward the next second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, or century. All that we can control is how we use our allotted portion. We have ultimate control over that. Every option in the world is available to you every day. Do you use time to become better? Or do you let time use you? This is the basic decision we all make with each mindless activity we choose.
Time is slipping by and the opportunity you have to make a meaningful addition to your life is disappearing with it. What do you want to accomplish? Are the things you are doing with your time taking you closer to that? Or moving you farther away? These simple questions applied to your activities from work to personal relationships should help guide you along the way. Most importantly, look at your people. Spending time with people that support and build you up is vital. Don’t waste time with small conversations containing cheap gossip about others, or participating in activities which do not honor you. Time is marching and your life is slipping by. Don’t waste it. DON’T WASTE IT! Be conscious of what you are doing and who you it with.
The strange thing about time is that it moves like a river. The things that are important at this moment are going to be gone and moved on downstream and there is no getting them back. So spend as little time as possible complaining about them. It is wasted effort and will distract you from the things in your stream at this moment. prepare for what is coming in the future but spend as little time as possible worrying about it.
Spend your time living in the moment available to you right now. Today is the most precious of commodities. Every 24 hours you get a new one and they are full of potential and possibility. Have thoughts about what you would like that possibility to include and take actions that will move you in that direction. Learn from the results of the day’s effort and tomorrow you will get to try again when it becomes today.
Focus on the time that you are in right now and make choices which allow you to make the most of your time. Make choices that honor you and what you want to accomplish. Riches, fame, love, or anything else can come to you in time. Be conscious of what your thinking (or not thinking) about time, people you are spending time with, and the actions you are taking to fulfill your goals and dreams. Always remember that the clock is running and the choices you make will determine the joy and happiness contained in each precious second.
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
“How did it get so late so soon?” ― Dr. Seuss