Time is relative.
When we’re young, time seems to pass ever so slo-o-o-o-owly. Remember back to when you were 12, impatiently waiting to turn 13, and then aching to be 16, 18, and – the most desirable age of all – 21. It seemed to take forever. If we only knew then, what we know now!
What we know now is that, as we age, time flies by so quickly – too quickly. Or so it seems.
Personally, I used to believe that I peaked in my 30’s – and that it would inevitably be downhill from there. What a deluded fool I was! There is something to be said about the fabulous 50’s. And the wisdom – which comes from half a century’s worth of experience and hard lessons, well learned.
This is what I know for sure:
- Make Time your friend, not your enemy. Embrace it. Savor it. Use it well.
- The passage of Time does not necessarily heal all wounds. But, it does help you deal with your wounds.
- Time gives you the ability to see things from a more enlightened perspective.
- Time will only treat you well if you treat yourself well.
- Time teaches you patience – with yourself and with others.
- Time makes you appreciate the past and not take the present for granted.
- Time is absolute. There is always a beginning and an end.
- Time will not stand still while you deliberate about when to write your opus. Do it now.
So, follow your dream, your bliss – whatever it may be. Be confident (but not egotistical), be motivated (but not frantic or hyperactive), and – most importantly – maintain balance in your life (things often go awry when there is no equilibrium).
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