If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
– Bruce Lee
I just did a scan through my Evernote and I saw some goals I had in 2015 and 2016. I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic, and I couldn’t help but wonder how time flies. It seemed almost like yesterday yet felt like a decade ago at the same time. It was funny that I had yearned for some things I have now just a year ago, and it was frustrating how some things I had planned to achieve two years ago still seemed in the future.
I couldn’t help but marvel at the essence of the present moment. The only thing we truly have. The past could seem like it was never there and the future may never come, but what is assured is NOW. It’s an epiphany for those who understand it’s profoundness. I am a strong advocate for planning for the future and always will be, but I am beginning to realize more and more what Jesus meant when he said ‘worry not about tomorrow’. If Jesus could place little concern over the future, I can only wonder what his stance about the past would be, and I think we all know that.
You see, inasmuch as we like to hold on to the identities forged by the past and live in the possibility of the future, we neglect the most beautiful gift we could ever have: THE PRESENT MOMENT. We reduce the present moment to a journey towards a future and a consequence of the past. Take care of the present moment, live it to the fullest, value it way above the past or the future. If you live life that way a lot of heartache from the past would lose its shackles, the good memories of yesterday would also only be a standard for the present, not oars to rest on. The future, the future would be expressed minute by minute in the present. I like to think there’s a reason why we’re called ‘be-ings’, it should remind us to ‘be’ all we can be NOW, and as long as we can.
Time flies people, and time is life, and life is a gift, but that gift is like light from a candle, make the best of it while it burns and enjoy every moment the light shines.