Seizing the Present

As the saying goes, ‘What goes around comes around.’

In relation to time, seasons come and go: the sun rises, sets and rises only to set again, and our birthdays and anniversaries come and go. Unfortunately, this recurrence does not mean the restoration of spent time. Actually, it is an indication of the swift passage of time. A tell-tale sign we often ignore. 

Today, we live in a fast-paced world. Everything, powered by technology, is increasingly becoming instant. For instance:

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How To Catch the Unspoken

Everyday we give and receive information. Lots of them – via ads, short videos, tweets, chats, posts, books, physical interaction etc. Actually, we are bombarded with much more than we give, and we interact virtually, more than we do physically.

Today, we have traded in the present for virtual reality; we have succeeded in isolating ourselves. It is so easy for you and I to choose our screens over quality time with the people who matter the most, family and friends. We are there with them but not present.

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Muse-worthy Quote: Not for the Harbour

In many ways we put a leash around our necks. We choose the ‘safety’ and certainty of the Harbour over the uncertainty and imagined dangers of the ocean. In the process, we limit ourselves and underestimate our capabilities.

When you choose to remain in the harbour, you only get what comes to you, which is sadly, not always much. However, when you venture out, in spite of your fears, there is no limit to the things you can achieve.

Don’t procrastinate.

  • Read that book.
  • Write that book.
  • Start/ resume that workout.
  • Take that break/ rest/ vacation.
  • Work on that idea.
  • Etc.

Venture out of the harbour, if you want to make the most everyday.