Too little time.
Too much to do.
My belief is that the most successful people are those who master the concept of time. Imagine a tight-rope walker balancing their way across the grand canyon. Mastering a skill takes patience. Patience is the forbearance of time.
Imagine a father of five trying to work, make a living and provide affectionate love for his wife- all the while trying to maintain his sanity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
The true master’s are those that don’t succumb to the chaos. Rather they ride it out and enjoy the bedlam fiercely- because they realize that within this pandemonium is true, authentic life at its finest.
“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.”- Roger Babson
Think of those moments in life– the ones that are singed into your mind. Those great instances of supreme significance when your brain was processing every minute detail. The diamonds shimmering in sunlight’s reflection or the smell of burnt rubber on the dark highway. The great triumphs and the woeful tragedies. When those moments are happening nothing else in the world rivals to compete with your awareness. It’s complete presence in the moment.
Perhaps the constant grind of trivial thoughts that are always possessing, overriding and challenging your consciousness are why a day may pass in the blink of eye without noticing the beauty of those little treasures that we enticingly label as insignificant.
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that time is always ripe to do right.”- Nelson Mandela
Think if we could practice being present throughout our day. Not letting the routines of life switch us on to autopilot. Maybe if we could master the balance of flowing with life while vehemently aware of all that may pass us by; not resisting the current per se, but rather being fully conscious and setting our sails towards the intention we set forth.
We can learn from experience but when new events approach us we can react in the same old way, we can be prisoners of our past or we can choose to be pioneers of our future.
So… Too much time. Too much to do?
If you conquer yourself then you will conquer the world. Choose to be the owner of your circumstances. Choose to set your intentions on blissful values. Choose to be your own master of time and the own keeper of your soul.
You don’t need to be a super-hero to achieve balance in your life. Whatever you do, practice being there in vibrant existence for each moment. Always strive to give the present moment your complete and undivided attention. Slow down. Breathe. Look around you and realize this is our one time here. See the beauty, smell the roses, listen to the sounds of nature, feel the moment and taste the wonderment because life is flourishing in and around you at all times. And don’t let time pass you by. Choose to walk in the midst of prosperity rather than that of darkness.
“Lost time is never found again.”- Bejamin Franklin