Beep beep, beep beep!!! That’s usually the first sound the majority of us hear when we awake in the morning. 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 its moments. Time keeps us from living in the present moment, as this very moment is all that we ever have to experience life in its entirety. The present moment is where life is being lived, where the party is happening, the dance of life.
So long as we see “time” as an actual thing, we will continue to remain in a frantic state of mind. Always searching for more, worrying about being on time for class, work, meetings, appointments, and so on. From this state, 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” in which removes the beauty of the experience that being in the present moment holds. The creation of time was created in order to help us organize our days in a busy society, and not be so frantic or overwhelmed. Oh the irony…
Going forward, do your best not to keep track of time in the sense that it is real, and instead use time as a way to stay somewhat organized. If you are feeling frantic and overwhelmed, remove stuff from your day as it’s too filled. Keep your days simple and, limit the amount you look at your phone or watch. Once you set yourself free from the illusion of “time”, you’ll feel a calmness within, and you’ll start flowing with the rhythm of your heart and soul. This will allow for calmness and happiness to rise to the surface of your being, which will also create a sense of freedom.
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed.
– Eckhart Tolle