Living Timelessly

By Eleni Michail

Do you remember when we were children and our perception of time was different? Do you recall the age when time was unmeasurable and sometimes 10 seconds felt like 1 hour or 1 hour felt like 10 seconds? These were moment we really delved into the present moment. Living with mindfulness our experiences. Now, time is measured. Strictly measured and scarce.

Our whole life is time-bounded. We are forcefully given a plan with what needs to be done at a certain age; from schooling to retirement. Our role is to execute this plan faithfully. “Oh dear, don’t you dare to miss, skip or delay any of the predefined activities!” a voice would say with a hidden promise of punishment. Then, each day has its own plan of tasks and our role is to race through them. At the end of the day, we secretly wish for 2 more hours to rest or play at ease with our child, spend more time with our loved ones, exercise, cook, breathe.

It looks like we do not own the time any more or that time is our evil foe. It feels there is no time to live. But there is. If we choose to be in the moment, to experience fully what is happening now, the time strangely unfolds and expands. There, lays a space to breathe and live. When we choose to be mindful, our lives become timeless. Would you say yes for a timeless life? Give me a ❤️ if your answer is yes!

Published by Lorenzo Nava

Consultant, Trainer and Coach, on participatory learning processes, experiential learning dynamics, non formal education and NLP certified practitioner