“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” ― Haruki Murakami
No matter what we do, no matter how much we want to control the river of time, time will pass. Change is one constant that, ironically, doesn’t change. Everything will pass.
And as time passes, as quicker it passes. What seemed to be an year of experience when you were young now is a decade.
But that’s not the point. As we said time will pass no matter what we do. It’s how much we fill time with love, dance and play that matters.
How much we do what we really love doing, how much of our truth we express, how much we say what we really feel deep inside. Those things give substance in our time.
But most of us spend their time being angry at others, hating someone, worrying for trivial things, things that do not matter.
Can you remember the thing you worried about, the thing you thought was really important one month ago? That’s exactly my point. Those things fade, they are illusions.
They do not give substance in your life. In fact, we cannot afford to hate each other, to hold grudges.
You go on with your routine day, having hundreds arguments inside your mind, angry at some people, holding grudges, worrying about other things. What the hell are you doing?
There are people around you that you love, people who care about you, things you want to do, movies you want to watch, songs you want to listen, places you want to visit.
And you think you have time to hold a grudge, to hate someone, to be angry and spend days in worry? You don’t have time to do all the things that you want to do already.
So wake up. Listen to what really matters to you, what will be remembered when you are old, what your heart wants you to do, and just start living.
Here is a video of 102 year old woman who was a dancer all her life. Everything she wanted to do since she was young was dancing.
She is seeing herself dancing for the first time on film. When she is asked how she feels after watching these videos she says something that is really important.
She says that she feels like getting up and doing all of that over again, even though she is 102 years old and can barely speak.
So just imagine how much power, meaning and energy doing what you love holds within, to want to do all of it again, not regretting a single thing.
There is power in the things that move your heart. And those things are the things that matter the most in the end.
Everything else fades, but those things are the substance of your life, they give meaning within time. But even they will fade.
So just live in the now, love, dance, play. Change might be the only constant, but the present moment is the only thing that ever exists.