Time, what is that? Often stated as past, present and future. Is it a manmade conundrum, biblical or nature’s process? I looked up definitions of time and they all presented loudly the human need to equate everything in a measured sequence. So why do we have such a fascination with time?
Although our life runs a linear plane from young to old it is very much a part of cyclical patterns that are constantly evolving. The present is not just a stand-alone moment. Even if you feel your life has become stagnated time stops for no one. Your yesterday was your today and before that it was your tomorrow.
Last month we talked about letting go past fears to achieve future success. How did you go? If you have no fears holding you back that is fabulous. Maybe you found some fears actually feel comfortable as it is easier to associate with what you know rather than what you don’t know. A bit like an old favourite jacket that you can’t bring yourself to discard. Or maybe you want to keep the jacket just in case you need it again.
So what about the present and how does it evolve? Sometimes it is difficult to see exactly what our present is. The moment you see or feel it, it moves like a shadow. It is those checks on reality that can often lead to fundamental changes in your life. We all love the special uplifting time standing still moments. A few years ago I personally had one of those moments impact on me so greatly it is still my continual source of encouragement and inspiration.
The idea of a time and moving shadows blog popped into my head about a year ago when I was working in Katherine NT. One morning while waiting for my ride to work I was standing in beautiful sunshine and I became fascinated with my early morning shadow that was cast across the road. A car whizzed by and my thoughts screamed oh no my shadow is getting run over. But no the car did not run over my shadow, instead my shadow image imprinted itself along the side of the passing car. I could only but laugh at my thought process. The next car that passed was a dark colour and although I knew my shadow was on it I couldn’t see it as well.
I could see how my shadow changed as I moved, as the sun moved and as the car took on the shadow. It occurred to me that at any given moment of time we are constantly creating and changing the shadow or life print of our life. Living and being in the moment is about doing the most productive activity to fulfil your life’s purpose even if it is sleeping or resting.
This month’s Words that Shine challenge is to keep alive your moments because they will harmonise your future your present and your past.
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