Time. It is seems to go slow when we want it to go fast, but of course it speeds by when we are in desperate need of more, and it is oh so valuable. Time is what separates the past, present, and future. Yet, at the same time it is what links the past, present, and future as the continuum process of existence. I like to believe that everything is connected; even the most obscure and opposite. I also like to believe that time is the link between all things, because, “timing is everything.” So if time is so valuable, why are we so quick to rid ourselves of the past and overlook the present to get to the future? Aha! Well, the future is so promising and exciting. It holds all our dreams, our desires, and our wild imagination. However, the key to all doors ahead lies deep within our faults and mistakes from the past and our observations of the present.
As we move into 2017, of course it would be nice for things to change instantaneously. But, all good things require time and attention. Imagine that you are planting a seed; this seed is your intention for the future. Perhaps it is to sustain a cleaner diet, to be open to change, or to transform fear into trust. Of course, the will is strong at first, but eventually the momentum must change. It either picks up or gets lost all together. This crucial juncture determines our future path.
It took me a long time to take ownership of my mistakes and to trust my process. I would always complain about “having” to do this or lack of time to do that. I was playing the victim to obligations, to the clock, to my work, and most of all to saying, “yes” when all I wanted to do was say, “no.” My father always gave me the best advice as a kid and still offers me guidance to this day. He engraved in my brain the importance of making your money work for you. Time is a priceless form of currency that if often disregarded. So perhaps, this year you change the narrative. You take control of your time spent and watch your seed of intention grow.
Hi, I'm Lauren and I am here to support people to find freedom in being authentic and the power to carry that out in their lives and community. Writing is one way I like to explore that for myself. Here is my archive of reflections.