Do you often feel like there isn’t enough time?
Since my mid-twenties, I live with the niggling feeling that I always have more stuff to do on any given day than the number of hours it contains. Time always seems to pass too quickly.
That is, until I sit down and close my eyes for an hour. When I meditate, time simply doesn’t pass fast enough.
The main reason time flies is because we have filled our lives with activity. To counter this, we try to do more – to automate, optimize and try to outrun the ticking clock by running even faster. Alas! All of this activity only serves to dump fuel into the raging fire.
‘Not enough time’ is a mirage – one that appears more real the faster we run towards it. Instead, it helps to slow down, suspend activity and observe the empty space between the tick and the tock.