In my February, 2020 newsletter I wrote an article about needing to change my relationship with time. That month I also offered a free MP3 meditation download about the subject. Who knew then that I would view my relationship with time so differently a year later? But, here we are.
I can be a very linear thinker: first I must do this, and then I must to that, because task three depends on task one being completed… and so on. I confess, I also can be one of those “because I always have done it this way” thinkers. I try not to be that way, but I am. I like the comfort and predictability of routine.
The past year has taught me so much about time.
Time is precious. NOW is all we have, really.
Time is from the Divine. Every second with someone I love is a gift.
Time is unpredictable. What may be true today isn’t true tomorrow. The people I love may be here today, and gone tomorrow.
Choosing how I “spend” time is vastly important.
Deciding not to “waste” time must be a moment-by-moment conscious effort.
That time is circular, rather than linear, is perhaps the greatest lesson I’ve learned about time this year.
No matter what happens, the cosmos proceeds in its own fashion as it has for longer than we know.
No matter what happens, the planets revolve around the Sun as they have for longer than we know.
No matter what happens, Earth spins on her axis as she has for longer than we know.
No matter what happens, the Moon cycles and the tides ebb and flow as they have for longer than we know.
No matter what, day becomes night and night becomes day and the weeks cycle into months and the months into years.
As the old Shaker hymn says, “…. To turn, turn will be our delight, till by turning, turning we come round right.”
And the seasons come again, just as they have for longer than we know.
As we move in the Northern Hemisphere into a time of planting and watching tiny seeds sprout into plants and plants into flowers and flowers into fruit, we know, for sure, that time is circular. I know that, while I try to be focused in each moment, I also look forward to new adventures coming that I’ll share with you soon.
I also know, for sure, that there is hope and promise for a new time. A new time of joy. A new time of growth. A new time of love. A new time of life. And I rejoice.