The field of time management has been explored like never before in the past 60 years.
We have graduated from talking about better planners and increased efficiency to living our purpose and being effective.
We have evolved from talking about doing a lot of things in a day to doing a few things that really matter in the day. (The urgent vs. important principle)
All of these ideas are important and deserve some serious thought.
However, one of the key observations anyone with a slightly evolved consciousness would make is
“Life is always lived in just one moment”
That single unit of time in which you read this article and slide into the next moment is where life is – that is the only place you will ever live.
Every single moment – literally zillions of possibilities exist in front of us. Every single moment we choose one of these possibilities and make up our life as we go along.
Right now, you could close this window and start working on a project that really matters to you but you have not had the courage to start, you could write a letter to your mother, you could browse irrelevant sites, you could get up and scream a profanity, you could quit your job, you could go for a run…. The possibilities are endless.
And the only thing that prevents them from coming true – is that you don’t choose them.
But right now, couldn’t you choose to express yourself in any which way you want?
How can we ever be bored or stuck or be in a ‘rut’ if this is true?
The answer to that is complicated, but based on two pillars.
1. We believe certain things about ourselves. Generalizations we assume to be true. And then we feel we have to live by those generalizations. We literally, belief by belief, thread by thread create a structure that imprisons us in it. We trap ourselves into a corner and create the illusion that we do not have choice.
Choice is the ultimate and the only weapon we have to create any reality we desire.
You can choose a different belief, a different action, a different thought, a different idea, a different word, a different emotion, a different system, a different way.
What happens sometimes is – we make a bad choice and then we suffer. But instead of choosing again and choosing differently, we believe that we are the choice we have made. We use the consequences of that choice to define ourselves and then use this self-definition to create a limited reality – with limited experience, limited joy, limited fulfillment, limited satisfaction, limited happiness.
Most of the times, we choose unconsciously – we repeat patterns of past choices (often bad choices) even though they have not served us in the past.
The first step then is to become conscious of what you are choosing. Awareness is the first step to change. An evolved consciousness is a result of accurate witnessing or observing.
If you do not like what you are creating in an area of you life – choose again, choose wisely, choose differently.
Let me repeat that.
If you do not like what you are creating in an area of your life – choose again, choose wisely, choose differently.
If you want to create a result in your life, your new choices must be aligned with it.
Choosing wisely, choosing differently, choosing again in the moment is what the urgent/important theory is all about.
2. I talked about Fear. The question you might be asking right now is “How do I choose wisely?” or “How do I know which is the right choice?”
A choice born out of Fear is the choice that will limit your experience. A choice born out of love is the higher choice. If we must err, let us err on the side of love.
An enhanced awareness will let you answer this question “In this moment, am I expressing myself through fear or through love?”
A choice born out of Love will always be the higher choice.
Time Management, from a spiritual perspective boils down to two To-Dos
- Don’t like what you are manifesting? Choose differently, choose wisely. Choose a different emotion, a different action, a different word, a different state of being, a different belief. It is impossible to live without choosing – just choose what serves your highest vision of yourself.
- How do we know we are making the higher choice? Choose Love over Fear.
- Choose consciously
- Choose Love