Monday, November 14, 2011

Live Your Time



“I wish I had a little more than twenty four hours a day”, we say and hear this every now and then. Don’t we? Humans by nature are hankers. We wish for a lot of things, amongst them the most desired is time. If we had it more, if at all! Some of us may think of hobbies, some of us may think of trips and treks, some of us may think of being with family and friends, some of us may think of helping others, some of us may think of taking a break just like that, some of us may even think of work! Reading through the many posts at Indiblogger, I realized something very doubtlessly true. There is so much that everyone wants to do, in the so little time we all crave for. I could not help but smile, because there are many of you like me out there. Thank you all for making me feel that I am not alone ;-)

But let us stop awhile and think, what new good is to be done or old bad is to be undone if we had some more hours in a day? If you were to ask me, that which cannot be done in the twenty four hours in hand is highly unlikely to be done in the next twenty four hours too, leave alone those extra hours whoever shall gift us is what I would say. What we all wish to do in the time we do not have but wish to have is something which can be done in the time we already have. It is not the lack of time, but the lack of something else, and that ‘else’ is what we all have trouble figuring out. It takes time, and sometimes all life.

So when I put on my thinking cap, I had a long list of things which I want to do in those two extra hours if I were blessed with everyday. I would read more, I would write more, I would talk more, I would paint more, I would work more, I would play more, I would learn more, I would smile more, I would laugh more, I would love more and I would live more. Those two hours shall be as beautiful as I want the rest twenty four to be. As extraordinary as my routine can get :-)

Over a period of time, I have come to believe that we all have varied opinions and values about time. If I were a child like before I would have wanted to play on the swing or build a sand castle on the beach or climb a mango tree, and now that I am what I am now I  want to do all that I wish to like what I have already told you, and if I were in my gray haired days, trust me its going to be completely different! Something which I know that I do not know right now. With time ‘everything’ changes, even our wishes. Do what you want to and are destined to, just let it pass. No plan is fool proof, no life is exemplary. We are here to live our hours, not to count them. Take my word, take your time and most importantly live it :-)

PS: This post is written as a part of  Surf Excel Matic #GetSmart Contest at Indiblogger, in the process of figuring out an answer to their question "If you had two extra hours in a day, how would you spend it?". Thank you for making me realize the value of each moment of my twenty four ;-)

-R.

19 comments:

Viyoma said...

Short, crisp yet intense. In the simplest words you communicated some very profound thoughts.

Want of More hours, depends on where you are and what you do. Like for me, if i am on a vacation, i love the time to move slow. On working days, i dont know how hours turn to days and days to months.

Somewhere our likes/dislikes are proportional to our idea of "Pace of Time"

Gene Pool Diva said...

Great bio Raksha.
My father always says "The future is open - say yes."
have a very lovely day indeed.

Sameera said...

Two additional hours! I guess the only person who can gift it to us is we ourselves.

Nice post. Wishing you a lovely week ahead! :)

Deboshree said...

Well written article. Indeed, with a little extra time there could be so many things we would do... after a point, the extra time will also merge with the usual. :)
Good luck Raksha!

Raghu said...

lovely..!!! liked th pic.. keep up d good work doc..

Beyond Horizon said...

hmm, 2hrs more...lots can be done...as you said our wishes changes with time.

Nice thought R :)

subtlescribbler said...

Rightly said that v all have different opinions about time and our plans change with according to it:)


sarah

Raksha Bhat said...

@Viyoma: You got that right:)

@Gene Pool Diva: And we have trouble saying that;)

@Sam: Thank you Sam, wishes to you too:)

@Debo: Thanks re:)

@Raghu: A big thanks for liking anything and everything I blog:)

@Poo: May all those wishes of yours come true:)

@subtlescribbler: If we believe and folllow ours guess that will do:)

maliny said...

loved ur concept :) frank and straight from the heart . .

Ranting Indian said...

Beautifully written. On a lighter note, Murphy's law said that length of a minute depends on which side of bathroom door you are standing on. Time for all is indeed relative. Loved reading the post. Best of luck. Please do visit my post Aye Zindagi!

The Story Teller said...

I loved the post, superb :)
Of course, I came across this one from the contest page only, so I'm a competitor :P
Here's wishing you all the best :)

PS, if you get time, please read my entry too :)

Raksha Bhat said...

@maliny: Thank you:)

@Ranting Indian: Thank you, liked what you said:)

@ The Story Teller: Thank you:)

pramod said...

very well said, no plan is full proof. and it's a relative factor as to age.
nicely conceptualized.
best wishes.

joel fernandes said...

one of the more "impressive" posts for our contest .you got a way with words raksha,,good work

zradar said...

what a nice thot raksha..crisp nd clear..well conveyed too.good luck..here s my take..do hv a look - http://zradar.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/we-learn-with-time-and-burn-the-same/

Someone is Special said...

"We are here to live our hours.. Live it for sure".. Beautifully written Raksha.. :-)

Someone is Special

Raksha Bhat said...

@pramod, joel, zradar and Someone Is Special: Thank you for liking my words:)

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chandru.ar said...

Plans aren't fool proof, systems and the (right) routines can be! ;)