Tuesday, September 15, 2009


We typically think of time as a scarcity, however, we actually have an abundance. The problem is in how we think of time.

Many perceive a second in time as a moment in time. Yet a second is a measurement, much like an inch. An inch can be divided into a half, a quarter, an eighth and so on. The same is true of the second. We see this in the Olympic Games when the difference between gold and silver can be measured in thousandths of a second.

If we were to perceive a moment as a fraction of a second, the number of moments could climb from 86,400 seconds in a day to billions of mo-ments in a day. The numbers are not as important as the idea that we have much more time than we think.

I like to look across the landscape in a rainstorm and imagine the mo-ment when each raindrop falls. Try it sometime.

Furthermore, if we can appreciate the present moment of now, anticipa-tion of the future and obsession with the past disappear. This frees us to be fully present in the only moment that actually exits, now.


  1. Time, measured by the breath, softly filling, then escaping, calms the restless busy mind.
    This stretching of the breath and staying connected to the now heightens the sounds and colors of my world. Joy is my reward.