“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” ~ Arnold Bennett
from The Desk of MarDrag:
This is a perfect quote for a thought for the day in this New Year. With the turning of the year, the energy changes…from a myriad of reasons both practical and spiritual. We think of moving forward and embracing a new, fresh Time. And, that is exactly what we should do. But…we also can consider that, letting go of the past year and our attachments to things that did or did not work, is also timely.
The first line about “Time cannot be wasted in advance” is so profound. Because what lays before us in Time is crisp, clear, clean Time, unsullied by perceptions or attachments…therefore, we can make out of that Time absolutely anything we desire it to be. It is yet unspoiled, or relegated to a certain thing. It has yet to be filled and used…and so it is perfect. Time, ahead of us, is perfect. It is fresh and full of possibilities and potential. Every moment that stands in front of us can be shaped, molded, and filled with beauty, joy, success, and fulfillment.
The only way we can spoil it…is to drag the past into the future, fresh Time. So…let go of the past year and all its imperfections. Be in the moment of the energy of the New Year. Make an agreement with yourself that you will release what is behind you, let it go with Love, and then embrace the joy of knowing you have a clean slate to begin creating this next year on. Though some things out of the past year may need to still be tended to, you have the choice to tend them with new energy, which can bring new solutions as well. And…another important factor in this…is to forgive yourself if you have thought you ever wasted a moment of your life. We all think we have, but in reality, those moments served us as well, so ultimately, they are not wasted if we are aware of it.
Delight in the knowledge that, today, set before you, is a new Time…new moments open and free to create with, to achieve in, and to manifest our every need and desire.
Be Joyful…and see the Beauty of Time laid out before you. And I wish you all the Love, Success, and Magic Time can bring you.