First of all let me say what a beautiful morning it is here. The spring sun is starting to break it’s way through the early morning darkness and the air this morning was refreshingly crisp. I hope everyone reading has had a great morning that has set the day up positively. The birds have started singing for the changing season, and fortunately I have a relatively free day to write and read!
I have returned from my digital hiatus and have started again writing little by little sections of my book! I will share a new small section later today once I get onto my laptop and into the city. It’s technically my first day off in almost 3 weeks. We had a great Qi Gong retreat going into detail through Ba Duan Jin, then two weeks of monastery on time. Of course I love spending time training with guests and especially an entire weekend of meditative Qi Gong, however it doesn’t leave any time to write and slows down the momentum!
This idea of ‘Free Time‘ had me thinking back to some sayings that myself and brother Miao Tian were discussing.
The one thing we have,
But choose not to have,
Is the thing we miss the most,
Time. –Miao Tian
An interesting point that we discussed as we often don’t realise all this time we wish we had or always end up saying ‘I just don’t have the time’, is entirely our choice.
If time is a luxury we cannot afford, why is it free? –Miao He
We don’t have the time because we choose to spend it elsewhere, we choose our jobs (usually), our hobbies, our homes, friends e.t.c. But what we ended up concluding was that living in the absolute present moment it is impossible to miss time or wish for more.
A great saying I can’t quite remember 100% from Einstein goes something like this – ‘Man is so busy enjoying the present moment that he doesn’t have the time to think about the past or the future’. And I totally agree! If we learn to love exactly what we’re doing at every moment and be grateful for every opportunity, we simply don’t have the time we are wishing for to waste on thinking of a different time.
It’s almost a riddle!
Thank you for reading and I hope it has sparked some ideas that can help you navigate your way around seeing time as being wasted.
My sister is starting up a blog and now more than ever her content is relevant with keeping clarity in your day and breathing properly. Thich-Naht-Hahn wrote in his book that the Buddhist Sutra ‘The full awareness of breathing’ by learning to simply breathe with full appreciation we can improve all aspects of our life and even reach enlightenment, give it a try today ;
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