We spend so much time running around in life that sometimes we forget to be good to ourselves and simply take a break. These moments of calm and quiet reflection are so important to our journey on earth, as before we know it we are old, grey and life has passed us by in the blink of an eye.
Life should be seen as urgent, so much to do, so many places to see and people to meet, yet we also need those moments of calm to reflect on what’s going on in our lives and make sure we’re heading in the direction we wish to go. A moment each day to dwell within should be on everyone’s agenda. I remember many years ago reading an Albert Camus book, I’m not sure which one, but he says in it that you should enjoy everything as if it is your last time. He uses the analogy of drinking a glass of whisky on an aeroplane which is going to crash. How much would you enjoy that whisky? If you don’t like whisky then replace the drink with another or something you like to eat. You would probably savour every mouthful down to the very last drop or crumb.
That’s how we should live our lives, savouring each moment as it comes, being present in our lives instead of lost in the past or future, lost in too many worries and too much planning. Take a break to focus on you and the present moment then take up your life once more and create the best life possible.
“Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.” Albert Camus