Spending Time

4 Jan

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” –Oprah Winfrey

More and more I am aware that when I choose to go to bed, I am closing another chapter on the book of my life. To bring closure to a day and end it, it is gone forever.

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha, whom I have known as my Elder for over 25 years, always reminds us that “Time is the only thing we spend that we can never get back. What are you doing with yours?”

In the tradition of her people, Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha lives each day as a new life. Each day is lived complete with portions of time day devoted to work, play, service to others, prayer and meditation, journaling, learning something new, which she also describes as “adding value” to oneself.

Each day is precious and I must seek to live it to its fullest. How have I added value to myself today? Whom have I served? Positive answers to these questions will help give greater meaning to my time here, and greater peace when it is my time to move on.

As I move through my seasons here on earth, I have come to appreciate how fleeting our time really is. Its important to seize every opportunity to touch others, nurture ourselves and glorify God-Creator-the Source.

“I have learned in my life so far, that as humans we have many paths into the center of the Great Circle we call the Mystery.  The Circle is all.  We are interconnected.  From the most minute to the largest, we are one.  All is part of the wholeness.  Make your path one that is clear, intelligent and embraces all life as sacred.” –Pa’Ris’Ha

©2011 Deborah Adler. All rights reserved.

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