LIVING IN THE NOW
While doing what I love doing most – that is, watch TV – I was left dumbstruck by a line. ‘Most of us don’t know when our childhood ends. It goes little by little as we grow up and then one day we wake up to realise it’s been gone for years.’ It set the wheels of reflection rolling – my second-most favourite activity – and soon I felt that is the sad truth of all our lives. I began to ask myself: what are we as adults? Wilted flowers that have lost their fragrance, or mere shells of our carefree imagination? That line of self-questioning disturbed me even more as I almost ventured into the slippery territory of self-flagellation. So I changed track in my head and decided to escape into my world of fantasies – my third-most favourite activity.
What would I do if I got my hands on the regulator to the time machine we call
What would I do if I got my hands on the regulator to the TIME machine we call the COSMIC clock? I’d turn it down a few notches. We’d have a prolonged childhood, plus be able to watch life unfold in SLOW MOTION
the cosmic clock? I would turn it down a few notches. Apart from the fact that we would then have a prolonged childhood, it would give us the opportunity to watch life unfold in slow motion. Appreciate and acknowledge every little detail that makes the larger picture we call Present, or Now. Plus who’s in a hurry to know what lies in the unknown future? Not me.
An expert in the feature ‘Have you put your life on hold?’ on page 26 says, and I quote, ‘we put things away for the future, believing that one day everything will work out right, or we’ll have everything we want and that’s when we’ll be happy.’ Postponing happiness to a future that we cannot determine only creates a life filled with regret and remorse. So as I decide to stop dwelling in the past or ruminating about the future and think of how to live in the now, I felt like indulging in my fourth-favourite activity – procrastinate… just a little bit.
Until next week,