Ok, so I think that we can all agree that the concept of time can be a huge mind f*ck for us. And if not, then congrats, you’re a life sorcerer (teach us your ways, dagnabbit!!)
In all seriousness, though, I’ve been toying with the idea of why time can seem overwhelming and I believe that it all stems from one overly used and under-ly justified statement that we so often hear from ourselves and others: “don’t waste time.”
Hold the phone. As far as I know, we aren’t able to manipulate time, right? Time is not a variable and no matter how much we play tug-of-war, there is no controlling it. If that’s true, then time cannot be wasted, it can only be experienced. And if time can only be experienced, then the only thing that we can potentially waste is our connection TO it!! So. Much. Pressure. Released. Faaahhhhreeeedom!
But how do we connect to it? For me, connecting to time means creating space in each day to honor the truth of the present. Tapping into feelings in the now cultivates expansion and allows for the unveiling of the next step in our personal journey. Similar to any other relationship, we have to nurture the connection so that we believe in where it’s going. And if we make that a priority, then our paths and our purpose in this time on earth become more and more clear. Well, that’s my take on it anyway.
So, to the idea of “wasting time”: you lied to me and we’re breaking up. Oh yeah, and, I’m keeping the cat.