Time is the most important possession to mankind, it presents infinite opportunities and possibilities, but, unfortunately its importance is never really appreciated in its abundance.
So, if you were to die today, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived so far?
Don’t ever let time pass you by. We often push our hopes, goals, dreams and even our happiness aside, because we think “my time is coming”, and overlooking the time that is already here, it matters too.
Be happy in the present moment, add value to it, let it matter, and count. Being happy is being grateful for the present moment, and even if you’re not driving the car you had hoped to drive by this day, just be grateful for the one you still do drive, drive it happily, and if you don’t drive at all, just be grateful for the feet you do have and take a walk.
The past is a delusion, so is the future. Never dwell on time you have already lost, you can never get it back, and never bite more than you can chew trying to make up for it, you’ll end up missing even the value of the present moment. Never spend too much time thinking about the future either, it will never be the present, and you’ll never truly live chasing the delusion of a happy tomorrow, because it will always be just a day away.
Do something, anything at all, give life and meaning in the present moment. It doesn’t even have to be building a rocket, writing a book or climbing a mountain, just read a book, smile at everyone you greet or take a walk, as long as you can truly appreciate what it entails, and let it enlighten you, lift up your spirit and get something from it, the present moment.
Dwelling on the future is harmful as dwelling in the past, because they both do not really exist.
ME: So, can anyone really tell one what to do?
LUCY: Yes, only if they allow them to.
ME: (confused) But, how?
LUCY: (smiling) We allow everything that happens to us, no matter how unfortunate it may be, once you give signals that it is okay to tell you what to do, every other new person that comes into your life will at some point attempt to control you in one way or another.
ME: (sighs)………………. (thinks for a moment) So……….. (hesitantly) what is the right thing to do?
LUCY: I don’t know (spreads arms), you tell me.
ME: (Irritated) What is that supposed to mean?
LUCY: Its means no one can really know what’s right for you but you. We are all different, so are our circumstances, ideas and ultimately, our way of thinking. With that said, we can’t really share identical views on these things.
ME: So how do I know those of my own?
LUCY: Really now? Look within yourself Mr., everything lies there. Tell you what, the ideas of your friends, parents, even your preacher’s are not always right for you, go with what your instincts tell you to do, your intuition is your guardian angel my friend. Do what is right for you, and not what you think will be “viewed” (air quotations) as right by your peers.
Me: (more confused than ever) You know what, today I’m really not getting you. You know, I was thinking that………………..
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