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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Burning Daylight


Three doors stand before us. The first one is to the past, the second one is to the present,  and the third is to the future. The door to the past is closed and padlocked. The door to the present is wide open. The door to the future is slightly ajar.

Our first instinct is to yank the door to the past open. We tell ourselves that we only want to review a memory or two. Only, that is not our intention at all.  We really want to escape back in time to avoid our present woes. We want to see old friends and ex-flames to show them just how wonderful we are now..or perhaps to utter much-deserved apologies to them.

But, the door to the past is bolted firmly and we are forced to turn our attention elsewhere.

We quickly walk past the door to the present without even glancing its way. Now, we push our way towards the door leading to the future. We want to know what is in store for us. Sure, we could just live in the present and see what happens, but that is going to require self-awareness on our part.

Self-awareness, ultimately leads to being accountable for our own choices. And where is the fun in that?

For now, we can continue to burn more daylight as though we have all the time in the world.

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