"Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time — past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is."
- Eckhart Tolle
‘Where has the year gone?’ or ‘I can’t believe we are at the end of August.’
I have heard that quite a bit recently, it is very easy in my experience to get caught up with this conversation classic.
However, what some people really mean is …. ‘I haven’t done what I wanted to do by now’ or ‘there is so much still to do….’ .
Under that, is a sense of failure and unaccomplished goals.
There is a fine line between genuine desires or goals that you are naturally charmed to experience in your life and a pressure to achieve certain goals you think you ought to reach.
If you have a passion or a drive toward something find a way to do that.
Don’t waste your lifetime ticking boxes to please other people whilst convincing yourself, you are doing it for you.
Students at CMC hear me say ‘follow the charm’ on numerous occasions. Come to an intro talk to find out what it means and how meditation makes that happen.
The power is really in the Now.