Whether we know it or not, we are growing and changing every second of every day- whether that be mentally and/or physically. We forget that each second that goes by is one second we will never get back, as it’s sent off to join all the other past seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years that we’ve lived.
We’ve all heard the sayings, “Don’t waste your time” or “life is too short”. When you put into perspective how fleeting our lives are, it reminds you of all of the times you could have been doing something more positive in your life, or at least something that would better yourself in the long run – we all do this.
However, as the saying goes, “there’s no time like the present” to start anew…
That’s the greatest thing about time – it doesn’t matter if it’s right this second, 30 seconds from now, or even tomorrow. You can always start anew – ALWAYS.
I’ve heard friends of mine say, “Yeah, I would have loved to have done (x) but it’s too late now – I’m too old to do it.” Tell that to the myriad of senior citizens out there who have accomplished great things later in life that we would have deemed “too old” to do. For example, a couple of years ago, Doreetha Daniels became a college grad at the age of 99. Alternatively Kimani Maruge didn’t begin primary school until age 84 in Kenya. John Glenn was the first man to orbit the Earth in space at the age of 77. Grandma Moses didn’t start painting until age 76. And the list goes on. What all these people have in common is that they realized they are never too old to start something – they don’t see time as having passed by – there is always time to go onto doing something great. Thus, YOU have no excuse 🙂
The more we realize that life is precious, the more we want to live a great life, full of beautiful stories. The more we want this, the less time we want to waste, and the less we want to remain the same.
I’m very appreciative of what meditation has done for me in terms of being so in love with life, that I’m literally the kid in front of the TV, eager to see what happens next. It’s possible for you too!
Meditation Day 12 had you listing out what you wanted to change for the better, and then putting a plan together for how you do it. Today, take one of those fears and START making the change! Believe it or not, taking that first step is you already on your way to a great self-renewal!