As a child, I had time. In fact, I even had free time.
A fair amount of it, I spent observing and thinking about life, the world, and other such things. (Of course, I did my fair share of playing too, and on occasion was known to be bored as well.)
With the passing of my childhood days, the concept of free time became rather foreign, and I don’t remember the last time I was bored, with nothing else to do.
Those unencumbered moments felt great, though. They were excellent opportunities to connect with life, the world around me, and to be free.
Additionally, that free time and that time for contemplation provided me with insights and understandings that have been helpful to me as I’ve gotten older.
In the same way all moments are precious and few, free time in life is rare. Now-a-days, spending time on contemplation requires dedicated effort.
The modern world moves rapidly and is filled with distractions, to-do’s, and general overwhelm. There is so much coming at us from all directions that the majority of us live in constant sensory and information overload.
As such, one of my goals with BigSkyRise is to minimize my contribution to that overload, and in a way, help slow things down.
Keeping it short
With that in mind, I’m keeping this post short.
Now, it’s time to pause, take a break, and silence the noise of the modern world around you.
Use the time you might have spent to read a longer version of this post to catch up on any earlier articles you might have missed.
Or, more ideally, take the time to be in your life.
Set aside the distractions, the hassles, and the overload and give yourself a bit of space and free time.
Use it to reflect, to contemplate, and simply to be.
Reconnect with life and yourself. In doing so, you’re likely to discover that inside you there’s an enduring strength, and many hidden insights, that will help you overcome life’s many hurdles.
Free time is powerful and rare. This post is short because now it is the time to pause.
- Disconnect (from the distractions)
- Reconnect (with yourself and life)
- Reflect (on life and being)
- Contemplate (life, being, and things that are bigger)
Fellow Journeyer @ BigSkyRise
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