Daily Nugget #189
you are one of my fav subjects to Nugget.
you are always present
tho sometimes outside of the Now.
are you one?
do you know any?
you know those folks
who suck you in to their vortex
often talking your ear off.
they are hard to slip away from.
is it us? or them?
are we inviting them? allowing?
do you slip in to the other isle
at the grocery store
if you hear their voice. ha!
they are everywhere
they steal our time.
time stealers stretch beyond the human plane
into many other realms.
can be one of the greatest of all time stealers.
racing to our phones when we get a notification.
obsessively checking this or that.
getting sucked in to facebook for freaking hours.
if tech isn’t your time stealer
then maybe your thoughts are?
pulling you off center
out of this now.
waking you up at night
stealing your sleep.
i like to create time
<it’s one of my superpowers>
so the thought of a time stealer
must be my antithesis.
are we battling to create balance in the universe?
one of us creating?
the other taking away?
does the existence of both of us together
be aware of them
in whatever form they come.
notice how you feel in their presence.
they are taking away something very precious.
quite possibly our greatest resource.
will you allow them or it
to suck your minutes away?
will you learn to create time
and create balance
in a world that <for some of us>
can literally suck minutes
faster that the clock ticks them.
do you feel trapped?
are you always racing?
what about the time stealers imbedded
in places we don’t expect?
like: the expectations of others. the expectations we put on ourselves.
our need to fill our days with stuff from beginning to end
filling the days of our children!
why do we feel we must fill the space?
can we not have moments of pure open space?
maybe that reflects our growth as a species?
filling every open space with more selves.
filling time. filling space. filling it with what?
is it something worth filling it with?
just the filling alone
is a time stealer.
we go from one thing to the next. to the next. to the next…..
filling our time with stuff.
we are our own time stealers!
let’s take a breath.
in thru the nose.
out thru the mouth.
close your eyes and imagine that you collect and gather
ALL of that precious time
back IN to your life.
we are a part of a grand experiment.
an experiment within the structure of time.
structures don’t last forever.
are you willing to wield your time?
are you willing to NOT be a prisoner anymore?
deep thoughts on a whatever day this is.
this week i’ve slipped in to:
that’s a time bending/creating exercise of its own!
we can never beat time, people.
we can however
wield it AND create it.
you have to be willing to FULLY be in the Now
in each and every Now.
always coming back to the Now
if you stray.
this is the path to creating more time.
within the Now
commit to that time to exercise
or take a bath
go for a walk!
commit to the time you need for you.
time you NEED like a nutrient!
watch time grow and expand
as you commit
to what you really want to do with it