The relentless march of time will take everything – all that we have accomplished and all that we have accumulated. It will take our loved ones, our youth, our health, and eventually our very life. Power, fame and fortune have nowhere to hide, for all must yield to the relentless passage of time.
I hate that.
While this may seem an occasion for discouragement and dread, it can, instead, serve as a source of inspiration when held in a broader perspective. It can remind us to open fully, lean into and appreciate this very moment.
It can inspire us to aim high and reach deeply for the fullest expression of our unique potential in life.
It can remind us to embrace the opportunities that surround us, and to breathe promise and possibility into the lives of those around us and the situations we encounter on this very day.
From a spiritual perspective, we are standing on holy ground right now, right where we find ourselves at this very moment.
Time is precious.
For that which will inevitably be lost to the relentless march of time has not been taken yet.
We need only remember to see and truly know that, whoever and whatever is in front of us right now, this is where connection, joy and meaning are to be found in this life. Right here. Right now.
We can choose to be grateful, and learn to appreciate this moment that we have been given, and to say, “It’s good to see you,” “Please forgive me,” “What can I do to help?” “Can we back up and start over?” “I appreciate you in my life,” “I love you.”