Ahhhhh... to realize ~
To realize is to understand, comprehend, recognize, appreciate, fathom, fulfill, and perhaps “get it...” (whatever “it” may be).
In this day and age of attention deficits that are becoming deeper, larger, and (yet) harder to actually see, may I offer an opportunity to recognize the value of 10 Minutes appreciating the simple magnificence of the sun, the sea, the earth, and all of its inhabitants... past, present, and future?
We are all on our own respective timeline.
And, yet… we are all on the same timeline.
Time, in and of itself, is a man-made construct.
We give this construct not only a framework of seconds, months, and years… but also a context of how we value each passing sets of seconds.
That is to say that each successive minute, hour, and day means, quite literally, more or less, depending on how we spend it with whom, and where we do it with what.
In the final analysis, it’s always the right time for change.
…the right time to realize the horizon is closer than we think.
But most of us don’t realize this little conundrum.
To realize the value of a sister or brother, ask someone who doesn't have one.
To realize the value of ten years,
…ask a newly divorced couple.
The value of four years,
Ask a graduate.
The value of one year,
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
The value of nine months,
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
The value of one month, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
The value of one week,
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
The value of one minute
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
The value of one-second...
Ask a person who has survived an accident.
The value of a friend or family member,
One often must lose one.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you realize…
The past, present, and future are One.
The accompanying video is titled "10 Minutes."
Please value it accordingly. The significance of our insignificance is often as misunderstood as is the insignificance of our significance.
As you approach your remaining days ahead, please consider how powerful you really ARE.
Value what you know.
But, more importantly, know your (timeless) value.
Inspiring a worldwide community of optimistic realists.