EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY is filled for us via our choices made in time.
Time, therefore, is a very abstract commodity—though it seems so tangible. We alone command it though it seems to control us; where is our mind for these things?
One of the key tricks of the mind that we can use at any time is to find the issue of choice regarding our time.
Taking to the precious seconds—all equally lined up, one beside the other, and none encroaching—we should smile, for it’s all ours; all serendipitously ours!
We slide back into bed for five minutes and we think not of five minutes time, but of the 300 tremulously beautiful and warm seconds, perhaps beside a loved one. Cuddle time! It’s the ‘now’ we’re appreciating, nothing else—no rapturous plans, no vacant hopes, no overweening pride-filled reflections... just simply now.
In just one day we have 1,440 minutes to spend. Freely we walk, breathing and enjoying a life that stands before no one else—it’s ours to do with as we please. Choice dictates that even if we loath the activities beckoning us, we have even a modicum of choice upon how we do them.
Nothing can take away our choice. It’s ours alone. This is power for living; power above which no one else has.
Wherever we find ourselves is no matter; this time is ours. Enjoy every screaming second!
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.