"Time is the essence
Time is the season
Time ain't no reason
Got no time to slow..."
~ Blue Oyster Cult
“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” ~ Bertrand Russell
Time is on my mind this morning. And even though I have a very long list of things to do today (and seemingly no time at all), I'm taking the time to stop by this blog.
On the surface, it seems I can't slow down enough to do the things most meaningful to me, and lately, those things are becoming more meaningful than ever. Could it be it's time to shift my relationship with time?
I find it fascinating that years ago, when I was undoubtedly the busiest of all, working 50-60 hours per week in the office, I still managed to come home and write reams of material in the Oprah forum. I would even sneak in writing time on my lunch hour. The same was true for research, as I very effectively launched more than one project back then, projects that remain unfinished today. That was 2008. How did it ever manage to be 2013 so very quickly?
Unfinished projects demand resolution. Still others demand to be started. And it's easy to fall into the mind trap of regret.
But instead, I realize this issue actually has more to do with trust than time. When I look at the past, if I choose to accept and not to judge, then I must trust that no moment was actually ever wasted, not even one.
And this doesn't change at all my intent to more mindfully manage my moments in the present. All it does is give me peace.
Perhaps it really is very simple. There never was and never will be a better time than Now.