What are some of life’s most meaningful moments? I think, for a majority of us, it would be the time spent with people you love or doing things you are deeply passionate about. And yet we spend the most valuable currency available to man – TIME, with very little thought.
When you are young, you feel you have all the time in the world so you pay little heed to it passing you by. In the middle years, you either take notice and change things or sitting in a habituated zone, feel that it makes no sense to change the trajectory of your life now. In the sunset years, you realise the real value of time and either you regret having not used yours well or are at complete peace and joy knowing that you made the best use of the time you had on this journey called life.
This quote says it all: “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!”
While what brings meaning to life may look different for each one of us, at its core it is simple. It is what brings balance and joy to life. It is what excites the soul. It is deeply personal and yet it touches everyone around you. Life’s not about just existing or surviving, it is about evolving and learning, growing and sharing.
Time is precious and each one of us only has so much. Each day as I awake, I am filled with gratitude for being given the time to do, see, feel, hear and experience this incredible earth. I am deeply thankful for all that I have, and all that I don’t. There is always a reason why you have what you do and what you don’t.
It can’t be bought, it can’t be reversed, it can’t be gifted or exchanged. We measure time and we fear it running out, but perhaps it is wiser that we find our purpose and live more meaningfully.