Tic – Toc Tic – Toc

Beep beep, beep beep!!! That’s usually the first sound the majority of us hear when we awake. Such an annoying sound, a sound that instantly put’s our body and mind into “rush” mode.
Grab the kids, get them ready for school, grab your coffee and toast, put your makeup on in the car or shave your face while driving to work. This is just unnecessary and outright insane. The cause of this, is all due to something that doesn’t even really exist… time.
We’re always looking for more time, because it seems that in a 24 hour day there is still not enough to get things done. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Time is of the “essence”, so to speak, as the popular saying goes.
I’m here to tell you that time isn’t of the essence, and we need not constantly rush it’s moments. Time keeps us from focusing on the moments we create throughout our days, weeks, months, and years. The moments we create are special because they are what makes life worth living. Moments are like fine pieces of art. We can always look back on them whenever we feel. Moments are a piece of the puzzle that makes us who we are. And these moments ultimately bring calmness and comfort to the soul.

Time, on the other hand, does the complete opposite. Time keeps us in a frantic state of mind. Always searching for more, worrying about being on “time” for class, work, meetings, appointments, and so on. We get frustrated when we do not have enough time to get all the things we’d like to accomplish, in that specific day, week, month, or year. We’ve become too “time obsessed”. The creation of time was to help us measure and organize our days so that we can create more moments, and not be so frantic. Oh the irony…

Going forward, do your best not to keep track of time, because time does not exist. One way to not be so “time obsessed” is to limit the amount you look at your phone, and don’t wear a watch. Another great way to ease off of time is by unplugging your alarm clock, and use your phone as a subtle alarm. Just make sure to put your phone on airplane mode so you are not disturbed while you sleep. Once you set yourself free from “time”, you’ll feel a calmness within, which will create more energy and happiness in your life. Give yourself a feeling of freedom, something that I know we all strive for freedom.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything gets accomplished.”
– Lao Tzu

Damien Williams

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