Life is so short. And things change so quickly. Amongst everything that is going on, there is something right now that is highly precious to you. It might be a child, a job, a project, a pet, a friend, a garden, or a place you watch the sunset. It is in that perfect window of sweetness. Right now the door to experience it is open, but in a relatively short period of time it will close.
Do you allow yourself to fully enjoy the things that are precious to you? Do you make time for them? Or do you allow yourself to get distracted from the sweetness and richness right in front of you?
And when life's busyness and people's agendas threaten
the things that are precious to you, do you protect them? Are you willing to say, Don't go there, that is precious to me? Even if it hurts someone's feelings?
Right now I live near the beach. I always wanted to live near the ocean. I like running on the beach and walking with friends next to the ocean. The busyness of my life tells me I don't have time to go to the beach. When my life shifts and I do not live near the beach anymore, I will either have made time to enjoy the beach or not. And when my life shifts it will be too late.
Same with your children, grand-children. nieces, and nephews. When they have grown up, you will either have made time to experience the preciousness of this phase of their life with them or not. You get this one chance to experience it.
Don't let the precious things in your life pass you by. The stakes are too high.
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.