Does time really fly?

Dr. Beverly Nelson (Photo: Michael Amici)A Note From Dr. Beverly Nelson, Director

Time is our greatest treasure.Oddly enugh, we often see it as an ‘enemy’ who conspires against us. We have all heard, or pronounced, that age-old saying: “time flies when you’re having fun”. Actually, time is not to blame – it’s our perspective of time that plays tricks on us.

Do you dedicate a lot of time to pointless, dreaded tasks, and then get frustrated because you don’t have any time left to do what you love? Many people perceive their jobs as time-consuming burdens, a ‘necessary evil’ they must endure in order to make a living. What would happen if you found an activity you truly loved, devoting a lot of time and passion to it, instead of just settling? You would probably find that time doesn’t fly with its usual speed and that you’re savoring every minute. I’m, personally, so blessed to love what I do at LifePath that it makes each day fly by!

Pressing deadlines? We all know those – once one has come and gone, there is always a new one. Should deadlines rule your life? Try focusing on the here and now, on what you are doing and how you are doing it, and enjoy the experience. I’ve found that when I focus on the present, then deadlines get met with grace and ease. The clock is not a tyrant. We are, when we lose our ‘center’!

The same can be said of pretty much any other activity. There is always enough time to stop and marvel at the little beautiful things that surround us, to enjoy the company of our loved ones, to just breathe, if we make the time…I’m in the Sates right now, visiting family and friends. Every moment with them is precious and I am enjoying the experience of being present with them. What a gift! I love the quote by Bill Keane that says, “The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is a gift – that’s why they call it ‘the present’.” I hope you’re enjoying your present today!

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