The trouble is, you think you have time.
But, in reality, you don’t.
Life is an unpredictable journey. You arrive in this world and you’re instructed that you must be cautious and careful in order to survive. But, even if you do that, no one out there guarantees you how long you’re going to be here.
No one can tell you for sure how long your loved ones will walk this earth. Nobody can promise you that tomorrow you will wake up in the exact same world you fell asleep in. No one can guarantee you that everything you ever dreamed off will come true.
There lies the fragility of life.
The truth is, realizing that we are not powerful enough to control our lives make us feel insecure and weak. But, at the same time, it also has an empowering effect on us. It makes us aware of how important the present moment is. It faces us with the inevitability of death, and as a result, it inspires us to make the most of our lives.
The greatest irony in our lives is the fact that we’re constantly choosing to be busy, but we complain that we don’t have enough time to devote ourselves to our deepest dreams and goals.
We like to lie to ourselves that being busy is actually a sign of a hard-work, but deep down we know that we’re only making those excuses in order to avoid facing the unknown and all the possibilities that it holds.
What we need to do is to focus on our days. We have to stop putting things off until tomorrow. We need to write the book that was on our mind, start that business, plan that road trip we were so excited about, live the life we always wanted to live.
But, to do that, we have to first understand that there is no right time for these things. There’s no ideal moment to finally say “Yes, I will do this now. I feel ready.”
Because guess what? You never will be 100% ready.
There will always be a little speck of doubt inside your heart that will keep you from making that initial step.
However, while pursuing our dreams is considered a truly admirable and brave action, we also need to learn to appreciate the things we already have.
Sometimes, we get so caught up in the idea of wanting more, that we forget the incredible gifts life has given us, and as a result, we complain. We feel like something is missing. We feel like we’re not enough.
That is why we have to start practicing gratitude. This will not only remind us that there a lot of things in our lives that we should be grateful for, but it will also give us a more realistic point of view.
Most importantly, it will help us get rid of the things that have no place in our lives, in order to make time for those things that matter the most.
This positive outlook on life will give us the power to identify those negative, harmful emotions that are eating us alive and it will help us learn to let go of everything that doesn’t let us grow and evolve on our own.
The truth is, once we realize that our lives are precious and vulnerable, we will be strong enough to bury those negative thoughts and let go of the things that keep us chained to the ground. We will finally be able to make time for those things that make our soul flourish and heart sing.
And that is exactly how the limited amount of time on this earth make us stronger and more determined.
Our time is fixed, so we learn to say no to things that we don’t like and yes to things that mean the world to us. Time is passing us by like a fast river in the springtime. The moments that surround us are fleeting and it is up to us to make the most of them.
So, here’s to life!
May we learn to live it to the fullest.
May we celebrate it.
May we make more time for ourselves.
May we dare to dream and go after the things that excite us.
A professional writer with many years of experience in the fields of psychology, human relationships, science, and spirituality.