the trouble with time

the trouble with time

For me, it has been a season of reminders that life is short.  Recently I have found my attention drawn to a Zen saying that lives on my wall.

“The trouble is that you think you have time.”

We think that we have time.

So today we get by. We get caught up in the mundane or let the weeds of anxiety and the cares of this world drag us down.

We think that we have time.

So, dreams are for tomorrow. Next year. After we pay the bills. When I _____ (fill in the blank – graduate, get married, have kids, have an empty house, retire).

The trouble is that you think you have time
The world is full of people who spend a lot of time on this earth but don’t actually LIVE.

Each of us has unique gifts, experiences, and passions. Each of us has a purpose, a vision, a mission. This may or may not be our day job. But it is something that grabs our hearts and our minds, provides a purpose to our life, and allows us to thrive.

What is it for you? Can I encourage you to grab it. Do it. Get started. Maybe you won’t finish, but you’ll be on the pathway. Life is about the journey anyway, not the destination.

“To LIVE is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” Emily Dickinson #culturethriving


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