We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves. ~George M. Adams
I love this phrase. How we think we are only wasting time, when what we are doing is wasting ourselves.
As you look upon the day, we are asked to make choices by what life offers up to us, we can vote yes or no and that will decide how we used up time.
I now know it is not a waste to sit by the river, to just be with singing birds, to experience the vast array of nature, but for me, it is a waste to be barraged by negative energies.
I don’t mind messes and a good crisis, but I do mind people unwilling to change or look at things in a new light, and who are just giving commentary from a mud puddle.
It isn’t a waste of myself to lend a hand while someone is changing direction, but it is to just watch him or her sit.
I focus less and less on time and more and more on what I am doing, where I am and how I feel.
I used to race time on my mail route, for we get paid salary, and it seemed like I was beating the system to go fast, yet I missed the ride, while focusing on time.
Now I experience the route, the people, the animals, the changing landscape, the weather, I am on the route. I am there in each moment and time passes unnoticed and at the same pace.
It is amazing how your life will change when you don’t put time first.