Thursday, September 07, 2006

TIME

In our utilitarian society
time is always to be used
never to be wasted.

Is it any wonder why

we always feel pressure
to be doing something?
To be moving toward
some future goal?
But what does it mean to make good use of time?

We think of time
in limited terms
there's never enough of it.

Yet, time, by it's nature is infinite.

When we slow down
to a more natural rhythm
allowing ourselves
to absorb the richness of the moment
time becomes inconsequential.

By living fully
in the moment
we suspend time
and savor the moment.

32 comments:

  1. Not too many people live by that last paragraph. Many of us focus way too much on the past, and way too much on the future...we forget the most valuable of them all: The present moment.

    Beautiful!

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  2. Beautifully put.
    Indeed time is eternal and finite beings such as we can only savor it by living each moment fully.

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  3. Margie , you put it so well. I have to learn to do this"When we slow down
    to a more natural rhythm
    allowing ourselves
    to absorb the richness of the moment
    time becomes inconsequential.

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  4. That's why every once in awhile, we need to just slow down and smell the roses and enjoy the beauty around us.

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  5. the last four lines are especially evocative, Margie!!

    :)

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  6. in just one moment, there can be a lifetime of happiness.

    Keshi.

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  7. hi margie,
    dream like as there is no end to life..
    live life as its ur last day...

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  8. Yep, yep, yep!! Not always easy to do!!

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  9. "By living fully in the moment we suspend time and savor the moment"


    So true and yet we always forget,
    U coudnt be more rite Margie.
    have a beautiful weekend!

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  10. Thanks Deb!
    The present moment
    is the only moment we really have!
    I try my best to enjoy it!

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  11. id it is
    Thank you!
    Yes, by living each moment fully we can savor it!

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  12. choices
    Yes, just slow down and smell the roses!

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  13. kgt
    Welcome to my blog!
    You are welcome!

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  14. keshi
    Yes, in just one moment, there can be a lifetime of happiness!

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  15. mona
    Welcome!
    dream like there is no end to life
    live life as its ur last day!

    I like your words!

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  16. Yep, not always easy to do Pat!
    But, I try my best at it!

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  17. Thanks christabelle!
    You have a beautiful weekend also!

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  18. Ah yes. No time like the present.
    Beautiful post!

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  19. Slow down and smell roses....beauty

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  20. "You have to run twice as fast to remain in the same place." That is how bad things are these days.

    When i was in Hawaii... time went really slow. Everything was slow there. The speed of life was between 25-45 MPH. I so loved it. no pressure, no deadlines. I took my own time with my own pace. It was so contrasting compared to the living-life-in-the-fast-lane here and it was definitely a big change for me.

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  21. Ari
    It sounds like Hawaii agreed with you very much!
    A nice slow pace...and just enjoying life!
    Living-life-in-the-fast-lane can get to you!
    I always love when I go on vacation... I just forget about everthing!
    Sounds like that is just what you did in Hawaii!
    Take care!
    Margie

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