Sometimes, like today, it seems that there is not enough time to do the things I want to do, or rather, that I have set myself to do. That, of course, is an illusion. There is always time. There is always all the time in the world. We humans, after all, invented time, or at least subdivided the rhythms of the earth’s revolutions and its passage around the sun into years, weeks, minutes, seconds. And what a wonderful device it is, enabling us to meet someone else by appointment, or to catch a train, or pick up the kids from school.

Like any device, time can work against us as well as for us, depending on how we respect it. When we allow it to control us instead of us managing it well, we start feeling overwhelmed, anxious and incompetent. What we don’t notice is how much our mishandling of time affects others around us.

I am often called by people (usually the same ones) who tell me that they have to change an appointment, can’t finish a task they had set themselves, have too much to do and can’t do “what they really want” or have been stuck wishing they could get on with a project they have been wanting to do for years.

“Time’s running out,” they cry. It will only run out when you do. And there is only one time for anything.

It’s called NOW.

In Peace and Love

Warren Redman

Author's Bio: 

Warren Redman trained in the UK as a psychotherapist, facilitator and coach and has developed his own unique style of Emotional Fitness Coaching. He is president of the Emotional Fitness Institute (formally the Centre for Inner Balancing), writing about, teaching and coaching people in Emotional Fitness. He is the author of fifteen books, including the Award-winning The 9 steps to Emotional Fitness, Achieving Personal Success and Recipes for Inner Peace.

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