Let’s delve a bit into this and see what we can learn that will help us to live a fuller life with maximum results. It’s all about extending ourselves and our inborn gifts on a consistent basis.
How are We Wasted by Time?
“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Even though we quite often waste our precious time with numerous distractions that are readily available all around us, there is a state that occurs that wastes us as well. Although occurring just below the surface, it does have a detrimental effect on our overall joy and happiness.
This is where we relinquish our power because of self-doubt based on misperceptions about ourselves. We are then caught in a time web of past and future and totally ignore the present moment.
At this point, we are vulnerable to being wasted by the time long past and also anticipated. In both places, our power does not exist.
We get caught up in the future/past web and ignore the present where our Power actually resides. Being out of control we operate by default based on our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world in general.
We constantly feel that there is never enough time to get stuff done and that we never do enough.
With this type of mindset, we are essentially brainwashed into believing in a dream world that does not actually exist. Is it no wonder that we each see the same event from a different perspective that most likely has nothing to do with what actually has occurred?
By not being in the present moment we find ourselves caught in this web of time that wastes our efforts because our power is depleted. Additionally, we cheat ourselves out of the happiness and joy found in the “now”.
Avoiding the Waste
We are able to maximize our efforts and do things in a more efficient and effective way when we connect with the present moment and stay alert with focused attention. This does take time and effort to achieve as we have conditioned ourselves to avoid the present through the many distractions from memories and future fears or desires.
Needless to say, this does require a firm commitment to being entirely clear on our purpose and goals.
The means will be supplied once we define the goal and that can only be done by being in touch with our true desires in the present moment. Actually getting things done that we really want to do is the easy part; the challenge is to remove the distractions and baggage.
Would we continue to look outside ourselves for answers if we completely understood and “knew” that there really is nothing out there? This may sound a bit odd, but what if this really is the flip side of our nighttime dreams?
Our belief system is so strong that this is extremely difficult to accept. It can only be experienced by altering our perception and seeing things in a different way.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
Enjoying life is never a waste. Our temperature gauge should be “Are we happy now”? Do we feel good now? Are we joyful now?
When we are truly happy we are in the present moment where happiness resides. We are not wondering what to do next as we are content right this instant, and trust we will be guided along the way.
This is truly “being in the flow” of life where we trust our Intuitive Self to lead the way, and to answer all our questions. Time is now our partner and friend rather than our nemesis.
All the power within ourselves can now be expressed in ways that support our overall purpose in life and lead us to accomplish what we are here to do.
Our destiny can only be fulfilled when we are attuned to our ever-present Guide within ourselves that leads us effortlessly in all our given tasks.
A Few Practical Steps to Take
Well, how do we actually connect with the inner Source of miracles and guidance? It begins with a willingness to identify the resistance to awakening to our reals Selves.
Since this resistance to change can be quite ingrained due to many years of living by default to our limiting beliefs and perceptions, it will require patience, diligence, and consistency.
Even though we may think that we intellectually understand this, and it may even make a bit of sense, the application is a bit challenging when attempting to break the spell of our conditioning.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
- Identify a small step to take to break the inertia (any step in the right direction is important)
- Feel the difference in accomplishing this small step. The experience is what counts the most.
- Practice being in the present moment by asking ourselves “Am I present now?”. Just by doing this we break our trance of past/future focus and experience the nowness of time even for a few brief moments.
- Pay attention to the resistance that surfaces as we strive to break free from the past/future trance.
- Document the limiting beliefs and feelings that arise.
- Choose to replace those beliefs with life-enhancing ideas based on truth.
- Be consistent in our efforts on a daily basis.
- Enjoy the experience.
As we do this more and more we will begin to experience newfound freedom that has been lingering all the time in the background hidden by a thin veil of nothingness that we were simply afraid to look behind.
Wasted By Time No More
Taking control of our lives is only a decision away. Within that decision, we begin on a new path where we take total control of our lives with no excuses or alibis.
We realize that by denying our mistakes and not recognizing our weaknesses we only do ourselves a disservice. When we are totally honest with ourselves we are able to make the needed corrections minus the guilt and self-pity.
It is at this point that we are no longer wasted by time but use time effectively to accomplish our goals and live life in a much more peaceful and serene way. We no longer rush around worried about arriving on time or getting things done.
We are in the flow in the present moment.
This all begins with a willingness, a decision, and taking the first step.
Let’s eliminate the waste and increase our productivity and happiness.
All the very Best,