A runner of life, she knows flow is balance. She is the flow. Running through early morning golden meadows, hair streaming behind, her breathing is deep and even. Her element is air, flow is balanced. A runner’s secret, balance can initiate speed but speed is cause – not effect.
On this morning the soles of her feet touch fleetingly upon damp morning dew. Something occurs, an otherworldly melding of effect with cause. Balance is cause but time is effect. She runs on with balance enhanced. She is fleeter, running more swiftly, the blending of morning’s moisture with air melds microcosmic elements together. Magic? She finds she can now run through time. Her yesterdays, todays and tomorrows – a real/all-time effect!
Now she runs through life … her life and all life. An amazing thing. An illusion? She runs on. She is a conduit of flow and the balance to life. An awakening discovery for her to recognize the strength within.
She, the flow of life
becomes balancing essence
of time, cause and effect
By the way: My previous post was not about me, even though I wrote it in the first person. It was a commentary about people, our current society and where “we” the people are and how we’re feeling about same. So just clarifying, I am fine, doing exceedingly well.
When Roman poet Virgil wrote of ‘Tempus Fugit’, his words at first glance seem to simply imply that of time hurrying past. But I’m convinced that he was actually thinking of the loss of time due to a preoccupation with things of no true value that in turn steal precious time away from us.
And so it is today. We are losing so much of our precious time as we seem to be completely caught up in the artificiality of today’s social norm.
It is sad. Everything has commercial value in our commercial world … and time, well time seems to have no value at all because we are so indiscriminately wasting it away.
We’re wasting away our immutable time
consumption soon beyond our repair,
our todays and tomorrows will then all be gone
And escaping time … alas … will not care.
~ Plh, 2016
Be wise with your time it does seem to pass quickly by in today’s world. Have a positive week ahead.
Youshouldtrysittingstill – for just a few minutes every day – rest your body & mind and while you’re sitting there, try reflecting on the WHY of what you do every day. You may surprise yourself with some of your answers.
Weliveinacrazyhurryupworld. And its not slowing down. But you can. All that’s needed is a little bit of preplanning to remove from your life whatever isn’t helping right now, be it an activity, certain thought processes, or a person.
1. Activities – Anything you do that is done out of habit, and not necessary or helpful to you, think about letting it go.
Youmightalso consider the amount of time you spend with social media, just sayin’.
Ifyouareconstantly called upon to do favors for others, who don’t reciprocate in their turn, regarding your needs, start saying no to them. Doing things for others is nice, but can be very time consuming (this includes family members).
2. Worries – If you spend a fair amount of time worrying about things then it’s time to make a list and see which of those worrisome things you can actually do something about. Effort on your part will be required, but the end result is you’ll have less things to worry about.
3. People – There are people out there with poor attitudes and an overall negative outlook on life. You don’t need these people around you. They’ll go out of their way to tell you what you’re doing wrong or what’s wrong with you or someone, or something you care about.
Dumpthem. You don’t need them or their negativity. And chances are they’re also one of the items you spend time worrying about so you’ll have removed two things that take away precious time, a person(s) and an item on your worries list (this also includes family members).
Bottomlinehereisvalueyourself highly by BALANCING yourneeds with time spent. If you aren’t good to yourself, those you do care about will suffer – as will you.
Thank you for stopping by, have a great time saving day!
This week in the Haibun Thinking writers challenge, one of the choices for the prompt is the following phrase:
“All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain.”
~ Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, movie)
So precious our memories, yet often only to each of us, as we recall specific moments from our life. Although our lives are shared with family and friends our memories are individual to our perspective of the experiences we’ve had. The accumulation of memories seems lonely on the one hand, yet personal and private on the other.
I wonder … if it were possible, would I share my feelings I’ve had so far in my life … would I? Not dreary ones, or sad or bad ones, but the most glorious and wonderful ones. I’m not referring to a discussion on time and events that occurred but the ability to pass on actual emotions being felt in those moments. It might be a very grand thing.
It does seem, whether our experiences are fleeting or of some duration, each memory is categorized in our mind according to our very personal feelings or emotions of said experience. And while these memories of significant past events are rarely forgotten to us, it is a bit sad that they exist mostly within our own individual minds, to be lost in time like tears in the rain.
life’s cherished moments
fleeing endlessness of time
While the video/movie is distinctly dystopian in nature, there is a valuable thread running through the whole. About people, life, our feelings, our reason and need to feel needed … of a purpose and to have shared those feelings with others. My haibun this week was based on those feelings.
Haibun Thinking is an excellent (weekly) opportunity for writers to stretch their writing skills. For more information click HERE. Your talented and friendly host, Alastair, will get you started. Be sure and click on the blue link icon to read other entries, while you’re there!
I’ve been pondering quite a bit these last handful of months as to whether or not I wanted to continue blogging. The friends I’ve made here in blogland are awesome (you know who you are) and I can’t say or feel enough good things about you!
I have been going through the archives of some of my older posts and found a couple of poems I’ve written that I decided to share (or if you read them before, share again).
Hoping your weekend is a great one for you, with much love – Penny!
Life – A Privilege to Nurture
The first to give honor
The second to share,
The third to be humble
and try to be there.
When making the difference,
in that which you do,
you make for a difference
the truth within you.
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
For all That I am Not
If I be poor in spirit
may I be rich in deed,
If I be poor in doing
May I still plant a seed.
For all that I am not
may I be something more,
For all that I can be
Is what I’m striving for!
“It’s the doing of a thing, that makes it happen!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
Enjoy what you are given – in the moment,
From one heartbeat to the next it can be gone.
Share what you’ve been blessed with – in the moment.
You should … you know! They help sustain us. Savoring things make the day brighter, richer, stronger, better and help give us the ability to sustain ourselves, just by savoring a special moment or occasion.
And for those of us who have someone to savor with – life is even sweeter. And if the hug you extend to someone (in that moment) is returned with hesitancy, that’s okay too. Trust me on this one, it is still much appreciated by the person receiving it, even if it does not appear this way. Some are better are expressing their emotions than others. But all are needful … all!
So do remember, as you embrace life – ‘savor’ and share as you can, but ingest into your own heart the full and true richness of life that exists everywhere!