Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock why do we worry so much about time? We are consumed with the passage of every second, every minute, every hour & every day. We try to organize our lives around time. We stress ourselves out trying to stay on time.

It wasn't always this way. When clocks first started appearing in Europe in the 13th century many of them didn't even have hands. They were just bell-towers to call people to church. Then hands were added to the clocks but they still weren't very important in our society. Most towns only had one clock in the center of town to let people know what time it was.

Overall, people weren't concerned about time, they went about their daily lives without being concerned what time it was. They judged their days by the sun & appointments or meetings were set on a loose schedule. It wasn't really until the invention of the wristwatch in the early 1900's that time began to take over our lives.

So what's my point about all this? Make time in your day to just "be". Stop letting the clock rule your day. I understand that we have to be on-time for work or for appointments but stop stressing yourself out about every second of everyday. Allow yourself time with no expectation of results. Let yourself get lost in something you do with no concern about time. It's always amazing to me how quickly time can pass when we are totally into what we're doing. Allow yourself time to enjoy.

Don't allow the clock to rule your life. Take control by letting go of the constant need to have everything in life scheduled. Lose yourself in the present moment & discover the joy you've been missing in your life.

Till tomorrow,


Quote of the day:"Let go of the need to schedule every moment of your life & discover the joy in just being."

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Duane Scott said...


It seems the ticking of the clock is what governs my life. Taking some time to just "be." Thanks for the reminder!


Rachana Shakyawar said...

So true and such an inspiring post!
Thanks for making me realise the imporatance of time yet not letting the hands of the clock pat my calm life... !

Timberwolf123 said...

You're very welcome Duane....I hope you can find some time to just "be". I just know you're a busy guy so let's start with a few minutes an hour!


Timberwolf123 said...


You're a beautiful soul & I always appreciate your comments. I hope you can find time in this busy world to enjoy the "now".