This weekend, Christmas will have finally arrived. I certainly can’t believe that the 25th of December is upon us. Where did the time go? I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately. How quickly it passes, and what regrets I have for wasting what precious little I have of it. Sometimes I feel afraid that it’s passing faster than I can capture it.
The problem with this kind of thinking is that I am projecting the hurried pace of the unknown future onto my present life. I become the victim of predicting the future as if I have any business doing that! When I act out of fear I create what I dread the most. Wasted time. Its a self fulfilling prophecy I don’t want any part of.
I'M AFRAID OF WASTED TIME
Instead of worrying about time passing like a freight train, I need to spend more time in it. In the physical moment…in real life. When I have the courage to be present, time slows down. Being present is the best present I can give myself this Christmas. Being present reminds me to stay grateful for those I love and the time I have to spend with them. There is peace and compassion in the present moment. Fear cannot reside in the present.
If you are feeling the same this season, I encourage you to also give yourself the present. Be grateful for what it is right now and stop being fearful about tomorrow. Now that’s a self fulfilling prophecy to take part in.