"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."
~ Henry David Thoreau
The following was taken partly from a July posting of mine last summer, but it seems apropos to begin thinking about again.
As you head into your weekend I'll leave you with these thoughts.
Time is precious, but don't always feel the need to fill it with activity. Try being reflective and find your own way of being meditative. I have no doubt you'll find new value in your time if you do.
For those going the speed of light to get everything done -- slow down. Make time for quiet. Try listening to the sound of your own heart beat or breath. Find the silence in your life. Let your thoughts, those that are buried deep within, percolate to the top of your conscious mind.
American culture makes people obsessed with being so busy and feeling value only when their day is jam packed and when they've got their to-do list all checked off. Time is worth so much more than that.
Explore new ways to experience time and you'll be finding new ways to experience life. Such a simple concept, isn't it?
The expression 'killing time' rubs me the wrong way. Time, and how we spend it, is what makes up our life. 'Killing it' or 'wasting it' or being so busy it flies by, can't be done to time without doing it to our lives.
[This is a repost from May of 2011]
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