Snow falls, settles to the ground. Time passes, settles into the past.
No matter the weather, or how many things I try to cram into any given moment, time keeps passing at its own pace.
I wonder some days where time has gone. Then I wake up to realize time hasn’t gone anywhere. I was just too busy getting done whatever needed getting done, running a race I hadn’t even noticed I was running, to see that time was always flowing at the same pace.
Time. Like the limit on my credit card, the closer I get to the deadline, the faster it appears to go.
Some days, it feels like lack of time is the prison-suit I wear to keep myself from being aware of what I’m really doing with my time.
I tell myself I’m too busy to work out. To go to the chiropractor or even the doctor.
And in my busyness, I quit being present to the moment right now as though my busyness will bring me to some unseen finish line where I will win the race I didn’t even realize I was running.
When I perceive that time is my enemy, my perception of time is out of whack! Big time.
In those moments, I have a choice. To breathe. To slow down. To cut back, pare back, realign my priorities so that my time is less chocker-block full of ‘must do’s‘ and more filled with ‘good to do’s’.
My choice how I spend my time.
Yesterday, I was feeling stressed. So much to do. So little time to do it in.
Is that true? Or am I lying to myself by telling myself my busyness is a measurement of my worth?
Today, I choose to sit back, breathe and relax. Today I take the pressure off and move into that time where the possibilities are limitless and I am inhibited only by my belief there is not enough time — I let it go. My point of view determines my outcome. If I take a negative perspective of time, I will never quit running that endless race of trying to beat time.
In breathing into this moment right now, I find a whole new point of view where I get to choose grace as my companion with time as my friend.
My time. My choice. My point of view.
The question is: What are you doing with your time? Are you rushing about running a race you didn’t know you were running? Or, are you choosing to flow with grace and its invitation to be present in this moment now?