Friday, August 28, 2009

Your time is running out!!


All of us, who are born into this world, have a common end in death. While the lifespan may differ for each individual, the end game is the same. All around us we notice the inevitable happening in different forms. Each time we see, hear, read or think about death, we should be reminded that we shall also encounter it, sooner or later.

When this realisation hits us, we should be aware that we have a very limited span of life and, therefore, cannot afford to waste our time. Whatever be our chosen field of endeavour, we should be consumed in it as if there is no tomorrow. We cannot afford to postpone things that matter most. For, a time may come for us to say goodbye and leave behind unfinished tasks and unfulfilled promises.

Whatever be your desire - do it today and do it now. If it is a task which would take longer, no time like now to start it. Invest a little time in listing out your priorities. These can be formal as well as informal; official as well as personal; small as well as big. If you want to tell someone that you love them, do it now. If you want to express gratitude, do not delay. At the same time, let this sense of urgency not make you rush through important things.

Take an inventory of all that you do. Chuck out those activities and tasks which have no bearing on your purpose or priority. Make time for the really important tasks. Be aware that time and tide waits for none. While we are lazing around doing nothing or doing perfectly useless things, our clock is steadily ticking away.

"Begin doing what you want to now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake" - Marie Beyon Ray

"Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?" - Author Unknown

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie Dillard

7 comments:

Vijay V said...

Beautiful post sir....

Death is the only gentle reminder which makes us to realize the gift of this life.
Who realize this early in their lives know the value of their time.

This i learnt in my life and i am trying my level best to make my life meaningful.

Loved this topic "Time is running out"

Cyrus Rumi said...

A great, insightful post...thank you brother for sharing...

Namaste to you and family,

Cyrus

Anonymous said...

A nice post..Indeed Time doesn't wait for anyone..When I think of time I am reminded of the famous hindi saying "Kal kare so aaj kar,aaj kare so ab" and the other one from a hindi film "Kya pata jo aaj hai kal ho na ho":-)

Tyaagi

Subash said...

From the earlier post on Doctrine of Karma to this post... thought provoking. Though death is the ultimate leveler, we rarely prepare ourselves for the final journey!

KParthasarathi said...

Yes, we shd prioritise our wordly activities but more important would be to do things that would enable us to get nearer the Supreme.That is the main purpose of human life that we spend more time in thinking of God rather
than waiting for the fag end when the faculties dwindle.Thank you for your brillian posts.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Great Post Vish.

Time is slow and steady. Up to us to be in sync with it.

Thanks!

manivannan said...

Fantastic write-up! And very true... It's only to Death we are hastening, so we should make the most out of the present.

Moreover, I think, Fear of death is the beginning of wisdom :-)