Time, you may say, is the only thing that you have in this reality. One of the biggest fears in humans, is lack of time. If you are a mystic you know how to slow down or speed up the time or maybe you live in time of no time. Wealthy people on this planet value time more than money and yes the other big fear in humans is lack of money. So, it is one of these fears that are more predominant, lack of time or lack of money.
You may say the bum on the street has all the time although he is lacking money and the guy who works for the corporation and is a CEO has money although he lacks time. So, who is having better life? Of course those situations are two extreme opposites.
Have you ever asked yourself a question, who owns your time?
How much your time is worth?
Some people think that the more time they save the more they will have although quite the opposite is true, the more time you save the less you have.
This world makes you rush all the time, time is money, these two things are soo entangled. How do you free yourself from this bondage?
When you feel constant anxiety, stop for a moment breath in and look around you, feel the air going in and out of your lungs, see the beauty of the surrounding world, even if it is the city, there must be beauty in the city too, maybe you will see a bird flying by, maybe it is a beautiful dress, maybe a dog running by.
Do you see the constant flow and change of the life?
You just stand there and observe things…
It is peculiar that a tortoise in Zen stories is a master, we think how can this slow creature be a master, it is soo slow? Is it slow? There is this saying in England ‘slowly but surely’. Aristocrats don’t rush, they do things rather slowly. If you rush you want to be more productive, well that usually means mechanical.
It seem that people who don’t rush they, some how, seem flowing, go with the flow, of course with the right kind of flow, and doesn’t mean that they are apathetic or lazy. Is this some kind of magic?
So, what do you do when you just getup , first thing in the morning?
Have you observed?
It is very important how you spend first 20 min of your day, it effects how the rest of the day is going to unfold. Spend first 20 min of your day not rushing what ever you do don’t rush, of course don’t get obsessed or paranoid about that. Meditate drink water or tea, you may make it a small ritual. Make your time magical!