It Will Be as We So Wish

As we approach the end of August it’s quite likely all around you people are scurrying into life again after the summer break. Businesses return to fully-staffed operations once more, schools and academic institutions throw open their doors to eager students – one day I’ll write about this particular issue – and shops prepare for the lead up to the Christmas shopping rush.

2009 is moving into its final third and the question ‘where has the year gone?’ can be heard frequently. Yet how we ‘spend’ our time can be brought under our control if we so wish. Planning what we want to achieve, breaking it down into ‘doable’ elements and then implementing the plans is not beyond anyone. The difficult part lies at the beginning, with one’s desire or motivation.

Certainly when we let things drift we don’t need to accept any responsibility for whatever happens in our lives. It’s easier to blame others than ourselves, and we will often find company in which to share our tales of woes and rage against ‘the system’.

When we do take up the reins, step up to the plate, walk to the wicket or whatever other metaphor we wish to use, we connect to the full power, beauty and potential of life. Peak moments in our lives are usually those times when we are totally immersed in the moment, absorbed in what we are doing and enjoying it. For the technical evidence let me refer you to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book entitled Flow.

How we use our time is a choice we have. In the words of Ramakrishna, “the winds of grace are always blowing. But we must raise our sails.” Earl Nightingale put it this way: “we can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”

Here’s wishing you all a happy end to this August.

Ciao for now.



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