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I know my time on this blog is sometimes hit and miss. I don’t mean to do that. That is why I chose today’s topic as I did for this blog. The topic for me today is Time…

We never have enough time to do all we really want it seems in today’s world. Something always seems to give in our little personal society we create for ourselves. How often do we find saying to ourselves…”If only I had a 36 hour day?” or, “I really wish I could, I just don’t have the time.” There is this one too…”I don’t have enough time in the day to do it all.” How about, “Where did the time go?”

I have faced all those thoughts and questions. Now I have to put my time into prospective of how to manage it well. I can’t even begin to tell you how much time I have wasted just on my own or how much time has actually been stolen from me for one reason or another. Not too long ago, my time was taken because I was sitting in a Correctional Facility. A year prior to that my time was taken because I was too busy dying and coming back to life for a few years. Even now, I still work on my time management. Often because I pack my days full of work, either due to my obligations or to personal self growth.

It seems like then is when I loose my time to be dedicated to the things that have kept me going in life. One being my writing, the other being my meditation time. Then there is that all precious time of sleep and rest, both of which are not the same thing. Sleep is actually with your eyes closed and resting is where the body is not at an elated state of constant running. I get so involved I forget to take the time to do some of the needed things to keep me going.

I learned while behind bars that time is not always your own either. There are others whom dictate your time. When you will eat, when you get up, when you go to bed, when you go outside. I am such a control freak that the time control was something I had to learn to deal with and accept. It was a valuable lesson.

I learned during my near life experiences as I like to call them. We do not have all the time in the world. One time after my resuscitation to come back to life, I saw myself from above laying in that hospital bed with everything connected. (Call it what you will. I know what I saw.) I saw that time had slipped by and all the important people in my life never knew how important they were because I never took the time to tell them. That I had wasted time frivolously and could not ever get it back. That I had wasted my life, even with the potential I had to use it wisely.

There is something funny about these lessons. We often forget and go back to the old habits. As you see it has been a couple of weeks since I have posted and I even have a new reader on my list, yet I had not made the time to keep up. Time is a valuable thing, not just based on money, it is a valuable thing because in life it is the one thing you can never get back no matter how hard you try.

Time should be prioritized and used wisely, it is a gift. You never know when your time will be taken and governed for you whether because of an illness or heaven forbid a visit behind bars. Invest in your time wisely and your time will wisely invest in you…See you next time…