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Time is valuable

I know. Is it something thatg is in need of telling. Of course, we all know how valuable time is.

Or do we?

Think about today or yesterday for that matter. How many small things that you put your attention? Small things, yes. Just a few minutes, yes. But have you ever think that those add up?

Those small talks. Just checking Facebook. Just checking you favourite forum.

This is your time.

Time is the most valuable because they is no getting it back.

I’m 35 now. Last three decades are gone. There is no way I could get them back. Whatever I did. How about yesterday? It’s gone for good. Or bad.

How did you use this time? I know. I didn’t optimally use my time. O could have been better. Now it’s gone. Done. No way to change.

But…

You can change today and tommorow and on…

So think about your day. Think about the small slots of time you let to go to waste.

How could I better utilize it?

Nir Eyal says to arrange your day I’m time blocks. Author of “Indistractable” and “hooked”. He says Tom schedule time for work family etc. And to it. Let’s discuss it another day. But just keep in mind. How are your time blocks going on today?

Can you do better?

If you don’t there is no way to change it!

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

“If you seek tranquility, do less…most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility.”

“You could be good today,” “But instead you choose tomorrow.”

Marcus Aurelius

The poet Heraclitus said, “One day is equal to every day.”

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You might lose everything

Yes. You might. Everything you put you heart and soul in to. All may lost within matter of minutes may be. You will have to go back to square one again. May be you lose the one you love. So really, no square one to go to.

That’s how the life is.

We have to accept that.

Just like we’re dying Sooner or later, (may be sooner…) All might be lost.

We have to be prepared for it.

Stoics say so. Lord Buddha says so.

Just do the best you can. And face it. That’s all you can do.

We do the best we can, when the circumstances arrive. Can’t do anything else really.

But knowing the possibility is a good thing.

premeditatio malorum (an anticipation of the twists and turns of fate) and amor fati (ready to love whatever that fate is) 

Think about it. Always.

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Courage to do my part in a relationship

‘My brother shouldn’t have treated me in this way.’ Indeed, he shouldn’t, but it’s for him to see to that. For my part, however he treats me, I should conduct myself toward him as I ought. For that is my business, and the rest is not my concern. In this no one can hinder me, while everything else is subject to hindrance.”

Epictetus

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Something about death

Now here is the thing. True. You’re going to die soon. Yes. Soon.

But it does not mean that you should be stupid.

What do I mean?

You have to take care of yourself and the others. Until you die. Don’t you. Just because you’re dying doesn’t let you do anything you want to do.

You must think and do what is needed to be done.

Look at the key word there.

Needed to be done.

Means put your attention to things that matter. And do them.

Don’t be lethargic and idiotic.

Yes. You will die. So love your life well. This is all you have.

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Momento mori

In stoic philosophy, it’s said to think about death. we all die. May be today.

If I were to die today, if this is my last day here, am I using my day well? That’s all.

Keep your mind on things that matter the most to you. Not the silly things. Not the silly fights and arguments.

Think about it.

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“Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene.” —Epictetus

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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