Friday, April 24, 2009

Time...

"The only reason for time is so everything doesn't happen at once" - Einstein

It's interesting to me just how much of my life and energy is spent fighting time. It seems there's never enough to do everything that needs to be done or that I want to participate in. I have a busy life. I have hours and hours of recorded programs on my DVR that I may or may not ever get to. I've read (or at least attempted to read) Heidegger's Being and Time, I've tried to discipline myself to use the 24 hours in each day efficiently and effectively, I've tried to surrender to living a life as being "spirit led" instead of "ego-driven", I've opted for a goal to be truly "present" at each moment of my life - yet, given a moment's choice, I may opt for the idleness of playing Freecell or avoidance of the urgent or necessary.

In other words, I waste a lot of the ~18-20 hours laid by the grace of God in front of me each morning - I feel bad about it, but I do.

So, in the spirit of not fighting anything or anybody, I resolve today to stop fighting time. I accept that, at the end of this day, what will be accomplished will be what is supposed to be accomplished. That I will accept that what is left undone is not worthy of regret. And, that, in the fullness of the expression of my human-ness, I will learn and grow from this day and will be the best me that I can be for me today...

...just seems like the next thing to try...

Ed

6 comments:

dAAve said...

Time is not a threat, but an asset.

I only now found your blog. I'll link you and return.

Syd said...

I have full days. I don't waste much of it. I need more sleep actually. But I don't make lists and can go to sleep at night without worry. Now that's a blessing.

Steve E. said...

Time: I could write a whole Blong on it. I have a "time" angel, who, when I remember to ask, sort of takes care of time, for me.

I will say no more, lest you send those guys in the white coats to our house!

Steve E. said...

It is said, "I may begin again at any moment of any day."

Of course, I don't know what that means...but It IS said, y'understand.

Mary Christine said...

And I used to want each day to just get over. What a wonderful change to want to make the best of each day.

Scott W said...

I am grateful for my days. If I get a lot done, or if I get next to nothing done, I am doing it sober. And a sober day is always a good day.