15 minutes

Time. Some days it feels like the enemy. There is never enough of it. Everything takes too much of it. We are always letting it slip away. We waste it.

What if we didn’t? What if we joined hands with it, savoring each and every moment, even the ones that stress us, or anger us, or deplete us? What if time became the river beneath our canoe? What if we flowed with it and tried to enjoy the ride, wherever it takes us?

15 minutes. We all want ours. I seem to have lost mine. I feel like I am always behind by just about fifteen minutes. Where did it go? Can I get it back? And what would I do with it if I had it?

What if I just took it? What if I took 15 minutes every day to do…well, nothing? Just the thought makes me cringe. It feels like stealing. That’s 15 minutes of cleaning, or writing, or fixing, or working, or running, or sleeping, or ANYTHING that I could be doing. Crossing off my list.

But maybe I need that 15 minutes. Maybe it is searching for me. Maybe there is something it has to tell me, but I am too busy to stop and listen.

I can get a lot done in fifteen minutes. But maybe I need to allow myself to do nothing for 15 minutes and just be. Just breathe. Stare off into the distance. Every day.

Maybe there is something I am missing and it will take me that 15 minutes to find it. Or maybe what I will find is the 15 minutes I have lost. Maybe I’ll be on time again.

And I’ll have my 15 minutes. Not of fame.

Of sanity.

I’ll have that.

At least for 15 minutes.

2 Responses to “15 minutes”

  • Gordon Says:

    Ah, enough time. One interesting common denominator among all peole everywhere is that we all only get 24 hours a day. That’s it. Use them wisely or squander them. Your choice.

    Sometimes you have to find the time. I’ve been meditating in the morning for an hour a day for several months now. How do I manage that? I get up at 5:00 am every weekday. That was the choice I was able to make.

    Nice post here. Finding enough time is practically a universal desire, I think.

    • Mrs. Mediocrity Says:

      There is never enough but we can learn to use it wisely. I think sometimes we have the wrong idea of what that is, sometimes doing nothing is a better use of time than doing five things at once in a rush. And we can find time in our day for the things we really want or need to do.

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