Month: December 2013

TIME STILLS FOR NO ONE

Time is a finite resource. We are only allotted a certain amount in our lives and once time passes, you can never ever get it back. With 2013 over and done with, I can’t help but think about the time that’s come and gone this past year. Did I make good memories? Meaningful friendships? Am I happy with how I lived? The choices I’ve made? For me, it’s certainly been a year of self-learning and discovery. And of all the life lessons I’ve encountered this past year, nothing resonates more deeply than the lesson of time. Every minute, day, week, month that goes by happens only once. It’s fleeting and you use it up without even realizing. The clock ticks away without your awareness, permission or a care. One day you’re playing with your baby brother sending him into fits of giggles with a tickle attack, and the next thing you know, he’s taller than you are (apparently I didn’t get the tall gene). Time is a precious resource that will continuously dwindle down. Everyone …

THE RISK

I make you weak at the worst of times. I keep you safe, I keep you fine. I make your hands sweat, and your heart grow cold, I visit the weak, but seldom the bold. What am I? Fear. ♦ ♦ ♦ It’s deeply embedded in us all, this damaging and oftentimes painful emotion. To have fear is to have a weakness. It’s a natural trait that comes with being born human. We fear for our health, our livelihood, our loved ones. We fear for our future and the uncertainty it forecasts. We fear numerous amounts of things that threaten our sanity. We humans are a species that fear. Yet I don’t make this statement to belittle it as an emotion. On the contrary, I acknowledge and accept that fear is a part of our reality. Yes humans can be fearful, but more importantly than that, humans are quite adaptable. To have fear is to have the potential for strength. It can only be a handicap if you let it be. People nowadays are so quick to …