It is strange that you are losing the only treasure that you possess in life – Time. You lose time in making money. You lose more and more of your time in chasing more and more money. And what does it lead to? A lot of money but no time. And what use is this huge pile of money when life comes to an end?
Treasure Time; It’s invaluable! All the money in the world cannot get back a moment that has just gone by. Realize that time is more valuable than money, and live.
I have observed that as soon as the monsoon season starts, instead of talking about the rain and the joy it brings, people start discussing potholes, puddles and traffic jams. And when the sun shines through the drizzle and the rainbow appears, everybody is happy again. But remember, life is about both – day and night, pleasure and pain, rainbow and rain.
If you want to truly enjoy, you will have to accept life with all its ups and downs. If you want to see a beautiful rainbow, you will have to enjoy the rain jumping through puddles as well. If you don’t, you will be enjoying only one part of your life and thus an incomplete one. So next time it rains, forget the umbrella, step out and dance your heart out.
What happens when you regret the past? You think about all the wrongs and you feel sad, right? What happens when you start thinking too much about the future? You think about all the unforeseen dangers and fear comes along. You feel unhappy. Even though thinking about both brings only unhappiness, you keep shuffling between the two. Regretting the past and fearing the future, you forget to live the present moment. Forget them both. Live in the present moment. Wipe out the past and throw your worries about the future out of the door. Live in the ‘NOW’, in this moment, with joy and happiness.
Each day has 24 hours. That means each day you have 1440 minutes. That in turn means that each day you have 1440 chances of feeling Joy, Bliss and Happiness. But are you making the most of all the chances you have? Are you happy for all those 1440 minutes? Are you at least trying? Don’t get so caught up in the complexities of life that you forget to enjoy it. Or else, moment by moment, you will lose it. And before you realize, the day will be gone and it is never going to come back. Stop and make a commitment to yourself that you will not waste anymore time in misery because that moment will never come back. Resolve to make the best of each minute. Start Now!
Many of us are so busy craving for the big things in life that we forget to enjoy the small things. Look around you, there are so many small things that make life a fun-filled journey. It can be the breeze through the trees; it can be receiving a smile from a loved one, wishing somebody in the morning or a telephone call from somebody you care about. There are many little things in life that can bring you happiness. Alas! You get so caught up in chasing the big things that you forget the little things. And thus, you forget to enjoy life. Don’t let that happen.
What do you want to be? When you were growing up; you must have been asked this question hundreds of times. Let me rephrase the question and ask again. What do you REALLY want to be? Do you want to be what others want you to be? Are you leading your life the way you want to or are you getting carried away by doing what others want you to do? Most of the people regret later in life the things that they didn’t do. Traditions, customs and religion stop them from living their life and making their dreams come true. Today, take a pledge to have no regrets in life, to live your life exactly the way you want, to adopt a philosophy for your life and start living it from today.
A few men were locked behind prison bars. Some of them looked below and saw mud. The others looked above and saw the stars. Everybody lives through the same life. But each of us perceives it in a different way. Look around. You will find some people making the best use of their life and enjoying it. Hence, they are happy. The others are merely wasting their life – cribbing and crying through it. They are not cherishing their life and are unhappy. What is the difference? The difference is – CHOICE. Those who make the best of life choose to do so and those who are wasting it, choose it too. What are you going to choose?