Embrace the power of now
To brew a quality coffee can take minutes, to steep a pot of tea can take up to 10 and to make a bowl of porridge before you start your day should take more than 1 minute in a microwave. There is nothing wrong with taking a bit of time, its good for the soul. We live in a very fast paced society but this does not mean we need to live this way. We have all heard the saying, “take time to stop and smell the roses” well, think about it, do you?
Stop and smell the roses
The older we get the more we say time is flying by so this is more reason to STOP and smell the roses. We have struggled with time in the past, for some reason everyone seemed to have more time than we did. Other people were able to fit so much more into their day and me, no matter how early I get up, I didn’t seem to have enough hours in a day, why?
Why do I have so little time?
For starters, I was always thinking I had to do something, that the minute I started something I was already thinking about the next thing. The problem here was, I was never being in the moment, and I was not appreciating what I was doing now.
How did I change?
- I wrote a list. I noted down all that needed to be done.
- I refused to be overwhelmed by the list, it was daunting but I did not over think the list.
- Thought of everything as “a process”. Life’s a process, tasks are a process so I tackled each task one by one, eventually I will be at the end.
- Believe. I started believing that everything that needs to be done will eventually be done.
- And most importantly, I believed in the process.
Time is like brewing a pot of tea
We liken our lives to brewing a pot of tea. Having all the right elements will ensure a better outcome. To make the best tea, you need the right teapot, right kind of water, the right temperature, the right timing and put this all together you have the perfect brew. Like tea making, having all the right elements is not about this + that = y its about having the elements work with each other in a contestant mode of interaction. Take out one element and its effects the whole process, its not a complex process but nor should we see life as complex either. You need to understand what works for you and run with it, you are you, it’s your life so start living it that way.
We recently read a lovely quote that summed up what we are saying above. “A teapot is a world and making good tea can make a world of difference”. By understanding that being in the now will help all the elements come together but you need to first understand who you are and what you are trying to achieve. Sometimes we do just need to sit back with a cup of tea and access what it is we are trying to do. Without stopping and taking note, we will continue to spiral into confusion and always beg the question, where is time going?