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Absorb the creation of memories

Thu, Sep 03, 2015

It’s all about time. Everything is. Days, hours, minutes, seconds, years. Time plays such a key role in how we create memories, about how we anticipate them. We use and abuse time in so many ways. We rush from A to B to get there a minute early, then waste many minutes doodling or daydreaming when we get to B.  We place value on time and then deride that value. 

Time is a game played beautifully by children, but as adults we either starve ourselves of it, are dictated by it, or when we get it, we are unsure how to handle it. Time is like an equal opportunities employer in that we all get a set and fair amount of it, but how we use those opportunities differs.

As you consume more and more time, you tend to take a mindfulness approach to it. Time runs like sand through your fingers, but you want to feel those grains of sand take their time and slide down the time-created lines on your fingers. You want to almost hear the grains as they tumble down your skin. I don’t take time for granted anymore in the manner that I used to. Now I want to feel every drop of rain, every bead of sweat. I want every heartbeat to be worth the effort.  I want every emotion, whether it be pain or love or regret or elation to be worth the effort and each one appreciated for what it is. And if you do that fully, then the intensity of every emotion will increase. To do this, we have to appreciate the value of time.


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