The Power of Transience

art of encore living personal development stoicism Feb 16, 2022

I don't know about you, but I spend waaaaayyyy too much time waiting. 

What about you? Do you spend too much time waiting? What are you waiting for?

If I'm honest, most of the time, I'm waiting for the "right time." Does that ring true for you too?

What's that about?

When is the "right time?"

If I'm really honest, what I'm actually doing when I'm waiting is hiding.

Hiding from what?

I'm hiding from my responsibility to step into my power and my ability to initiate and invest in developing my potential in the difference only I can make and serve others.

When is the right time? 

 "While we wait for life, life passes."—Seneca

Time is always passing. Letting it pass you by is a choice. Sometimes it's a healthy choice. We need time to rest, replenish, reflect, and refine.

But there's also a time to engage, enact, endeavor, and excel.

The inevitable passing of time ensures transience—that everything is impermanent and temporary (and that includes you and me).

Doesn't that mean that whatever we do with the time we have is, ultimately, of no consequence?

An alternative is that our time will end is at the heart of life's value. Any meaning your life has come from what you do with the time you have between exiting the womb and entering the tomb.

What time is it? The time is always now. Now is the time. Is time on your side? That depends on what you do with it.

Are you using time today or is it using you?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose

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