I wanted to throw a different blog post in between my 30 Days of Gratitude posts about something I felt the need to bring up and discuss. It’s too often we hear about how important time is, but most really don’t think twice about it. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “time is money” and, in a way it is. But, it doesn’t just have a monetary value, time means so much more than money. We have limited time here on this planet, in this body, and in this life. You can’t change time. There is no fast forwarding or rewinding, slowing down or speeding up, and especially no making up for lost time. Once that time is gone, it’s gone and there is no getting it back.
We are only given 24 hours in a day. A day to live, to experience new people and places, to work, to have fun, to chase your dreams, to do whatever you can and whatever you want, but only in that time. Minus the time in a day for the things we “have” to do like school, sleep, and work. Now, I say “have” to do because to put it simply, we don’t have to do anything. Aside from sleep, which our body needs to be able to function at its best, we don’t HAVE to go to school or work. But if we do not go to school how will we ever get a job, and if we don’t get a job how will we ever be able to support ourselves. Well, there are many options out there other than just school and work. Now I am not telling anyone those paths are not important, education is the backbone for knowledge. It does help put people on the right path for their future.
So, using the time that you are given based on your other responsibilities and lifestyles is one of the most important things to practice: time management. People under-appreciate and undervalue time. which some of the most important resources we have. Time is a man-made tool used to measure moments of the past, present, and future. Most people tend to think of time as a linear straight line with a past and a present and no means to go back or change that. Now, just because we haven’t created a time machine to go back to the 1800’s doesn’t mean the past is gone forever. Through certain techniques, beliefs, and lifestyles, many believe we can tap into the forever stored memories of our entire lives. Some even believe through practices like meditation and hypnosis you can tap into previous lives you may have lived.
Regardless of your beliefs or practices or lifestyles, time is the most important resource we have, because it is limited. From birth, once we come of age we know the clock is ticking. There is a start and an end and that end could be at any second for any reason. Don’t waste time, trust me it flies quicker than you could ever imagine. Live life to the fullest, live in each moment, and live large. There is only 24 hours in a day, take advantage of each second.