The Measure of Time

Slow down if you're short on time.

“If you’re short on time, don’t speed up. Slow down.” ― Robert Celner

Time moves quickly.

But only because you proceed in haste.

Stop living life on fast forward.
Stop trading each moment for the next.
Stop rushing toward your end.

Why must you always be busy?

Busy crowds out meaning, purpose and memory. Focus is difficult when careening down the mountain of life. In all of your haste to be the first, you fail to be your best.

Time ticks by one second at a time, but each moment transcends time.

You have the power to live in each moment. Immerse yourself in it. Reflect in it. Time will expand as you become present.

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour” — William Blake

There is an entire world in each moment.

You cannot enter in a rush. Wonder is the key. The ordinary does not make memory. Only the new. And in each new memory lies the expansion of time.

So you see, fellow traveler... If you are short on time, simply slow down.

Seek out the unfamiliar in direct opposition to haste. You will arrive at your destination on time with many more memories by which to judge its passage. For time is measured in memories, not seconds.


🤔 Food for Thought:

Are you rushing through life?

To what end?


⚙️ One Small Step:

Take time out of your busy day to do one new thing. Visit a place you have never been. Experience something you have never done. Devour the moment with all of your senses. Let the world go on without you for a while.